Which swiss organism gives information about the specialization of general practitioners ?
The ISFM (which is a part of the FMH)
Is the procedure of specialization the same for a Swiss doctor and a EU doctor ?
Yes. It is the same. The EU general practitioners must complete the dame training programs. No examens necessary. But recognition of qualifications must be requested at the OFSP.
OFSP = Federal Office of Public Health : http://www.bag.admin.ch/org/index.html?lang=fr
Where is it possible to specialize ? What kind of structures are allowed/able to specialize general practitioners ?
o University College Hospitals ?
o Non-university college Hospitals?
o Private clinics ?
o Private medicine practices?
In all of them it is possible to specialize provided they are officially registered to I.S.F.M and if all those institutions follow the specialization's program set by I.S.F.M.
To sum up :
o Step 1 (to do at first ! ):
The candidate chooses his/her specialization (cardiology, immunology, pediatric,….) using the post-gratuated training program Ø http://www.siwf.ch then choose "Formation postgraduée médecins-assistants", then go to "Bases", 2nd: "Programmes de formation postgraduée" here, there are all the titels/trainings available. For example if you clic on "Ophtalmologie", you'll find all the training program. .
The duration of the different specializations varies from one year to five years in general.