Project n° 2008-1-PL1-LEO05-02080
Bridging the gap of general practitioners' competence on European Market
Transfer of Innovation

The College of Family Physicians in Poland

The College of Family Physicians in Poland

The College of Family Physicians in Poland was established in 1992 in order to support physicians working in primary health care. Currently, the College gathers over five thousands of family physicians in the country. The College, being the biggest Polish scholarly organization assembling family doctors, after nearly one year long assessment process, was admitted to the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) in 1996.

The College of Family Physicians in Poland is a professional, scholarly society of family physicians, consistently striving to build a high quality health care system, serving health, dignity and good physical and mental condition. The College fulfils its mission by developing and representing the specialty of family medicine, fostering and maintaining high standards of medical education, supporting the development of research in the area of family medicine, educating the society, as well as assisting its members in professional and academic development. The College aspires to enable all the citizens and their families to receive the services of a competent family doctor. The College participates in a process of transformation of the existing health care system. Primary health care, its objectives and place in a medical system are the main areas of the College's interest.

In years 2002-2005 College was a Promotor of the pilot Leonardo da Vinci Project: Towards Development of European Network of Postgraduate and Continuous Education for Family Doctors. Members of College are very active in international association of GPs, i.e. EUROPREV (European Network for Prevention and Health Promotion), EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in general Practice) and EQuiP (European Working Party on Quality in Family Practice).

The College of Family Physicians in Poland as Promotor of the project is responsible for supervision over the implementation of the whole project.