The study has been completed. You can find the final list here:
The final list
Junior doctors are responsible for a substantial number of prescribing errors, and final-year medical students lack sufficient prescribing knowledge and skills just before they graduate. Various national and international projects have been initiated to reform the teaching of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CP&T) during undergraduate medical training. However, there is as yet no list of commonly prescribed and available medicines that European doctors should be able to independently prescribe safely and effectively without direct supervision. Such a list could form the basis for a European Prescribing Exam and would harmonise European CP&T education.
Aim: The aim of this study is to reach consensus on a list of widely prescribed medicines, available in most European countries, that European junior doctors should be able to independently prescribe safely and effectively without direct supervision: the European List of Essential Medicines for Medical Education.
|Phase||Aim||Participants||Round(s)||Starting date||Date of reminder 1||Date of reminder 2||End date|
|1||Constructing drug list with all widely available medicines||Coordinators||1||September 13, 2021||September 20, 2021||None||September 27, 2021|
|Constructing the European List of Essential Medicines for Medical Education||Coordinators + selected experts
|1||October 18, 2021||October 25, 2021||November 1, 2021||November 8, 2021|
|2||January 6, 2022||January 17, 2021||January 24, 2022||January 28, 2022|
For our study protocol, see our publication in the BMJ Open.
For further information about the survey or the research, please contact Erik Donker (English or Dutch language) by telephone at: +31 20 444 8020 or via email (English or Dutch language): firstname.lastname@example.org.