The MEDINE2 Thematic Network in Medical Education in Europe is building on the work of the MEDINE Network, 2004-2007. The Network is required because the education and training of medical doctors to a high standard is critical to the physical health, well-being, productivity and social cohesion of European society. Various issues are being addressed. Despite facilitative legislation, mobility of medical students and practitioners within Europe is limited, despite increasing mobility of citizens. Standards and content of medical education programmes are inconsistent, and the transparency and comparability of qualifications are limited. This adversely affects equity of access to quality health-care. Application of the Bologna principles to medical education is patchy and variable, leading to further divergence of practice.
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