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Postgraduate General Practice training
In the Netherlands, GPs have a pivotal role in the healthcare system. The Utrecht GP training institute has over 300 postgraduate students enrolled in the three-year program. Over 20 of these students combine their GP training with a PhD program in general practice.
Further information is available in Dutch only. Please contact us if you would like to receive more information about the postgraduate GP training in Utrecht.
Becoming a GP
Information about the GP training is available in Dutch only. Please note that to qualify for the GP training, good communication skills in Dutch are essential.
Experienced GPs train our postgraduate students. They receive regular training at our institute to guide the new generation of GPs. Further information is available in Dutch only.
Structure of the program
The program has a dual character: working in general practice under the supervision of an experienced trainer in general practice is combined with theoretical education and in-house training. Further information is in Dutch only.
About the GP training institute
The postgraduate GP training program at the Utrecht University Medical Center is one of eight programs offered by Dutch university medical centers. Further information is available in Dutch only.
The Utrecht GP training team has approximately 75 teaching and support staff members. The GP training institute is part of the Julius Center general practice department, which carries out research, provides care at academic GP centers and provides GP training for medical students.
The Dutch GP training program follows the guidelines of the Dutch registration committee for medical specialists (RGS). The committee is part of the Royal Dutch Medical Association, which also has information for registered physicians from abroad who want to practise medicine in the Netherlands.