What should medical students know and be able to do in order to prescribe rationally by the time they graduate? And, how should we teach and assess prescribing during the undergraduate medical education in Europe? These were the two questions in our new study, which has just been published in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Together with 92 teachers from 25 European countries (Network of Teachers in Pharmacotherapy), we have defined 252 learning outcomes that should be included in undergraduate curricula to ensure that European graduates are able to rationally. Furthermore, we have developed a blueprint of a European core curriculum in describing when and how these learning outcomes might be taught and assessed (see figure below). We hope that this collaborative project is another important step towards better prescribing in Europe! The manuscript can be accessed here