Young Internists group in Slovakia

There is no YI group in Slovakia.


Training in Internal Medicine in Slovakia

After approval of your pregraduate education by the Ministry of education, some health care organisation (e.g. hospital, out-patient department), where you work, has to ask an educational university for the inclusion into education in internal medicine. The only restriction is the need of your employer (especially the case of hospitals) for the specialisation. Every subdiscipline has their own requirements and length of education, but usually it lasts 5 years (2 years common internal trunk, then 3 years of subdiscipline).


Moving to Slovakia to train or work in Internal Medicine

It depends on your country and type of the education. Your pregraduate education has to be approved by the Ministry of education, completed postgraduate training and specialisation has to be approved by the Ministry of Health.

Responsible legal authorities are the Ministry of education (for pregraduate education), Ministry of health (for postgragraduate education and specialisation). To get an official licence it is required registration in Slovak Medical Chamber. If it is needed, usually it is, language certificate. During your practice you have to certify your continuous medical education (after every 5th years).

Some important links (some of them are also in English):


This page has been prepared by Ľubomír Tomáš, Young Internists assembly representative for Slovakia, December 2015.

Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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What is internal medicine?

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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