Examination in pain medicine will be mandatory in Germany

Pain Medicine will be mandatory examination subject ("Schmerzmedizin wird Pflichtfach")

Examination in pain medicine will be mandatory in Germany for all aspiring doctors. The German Federal Council announced this on Friday 11 May by giving the green light for this change in the medical licensing regulations which will be supplemented by cross-sectional area 14. 

"This change is for us and especially for those affected by pain patients is a very good news," says Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koppert, president of the German Pain Society. "It is the result of a sustained effort over many years of the German Pain Society to anchor pain medicine in the study". 

This achievement supports "SIP roadmap for action" step 4.

Please find here the German press release.

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