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Cancer education in Lithuania.

Mineikyte R, Janulionis E, Liutkeviciute-Navickiene J, Atkocius V - Ecancermedicalscience (2014)

Bottom Line: In Lithuania, continuing specialist medical training is mandatory.This requirement is ensured with the process of licensing of medical practice.All Lithuanian study programmes are certificated by an independent public agency and are recognised by a number of other countries as well.

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Affiliation: National Cancer Institute, Santariskiu Street 1, 08660 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this article is to describe cancer education in Lithuania according to the data of 2013. In Lithuania, there are the following stages of education for physicians: basic education through integrated studies of medicine (six years), postgraduate education through residency studies (four to five years), and continuing professional development. In recent years, integrated studies of medicine have been the most popular specialty. Oncology is incorporated into the teaching courses in medicine programmes. In each university, an oncology course is mandatory during these studies. In Lithuania, there are two types of specialists related to oncology: medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. These oncologists complete multidisciplinary residency study programmes in the clinics. To receive a doctoral degree, specialists may join PhD programmes at any of the accredited universities. In recent years the number of dissertations in oncology has grown. Notably, oncology is chosen not only by students in the field of medicine. It also becomes the choice of those seeking a doctorate in the fields of nursing, public health, biochemistry, and physics. The professional development of oncologists is a lifelong commitment. In Lithuania, continuing specialist medical training is mandatory. This requirement is ensured with the process of licensing of medical practice. All Lithuanian study programmes are certificated by an independent public agency and are recognised by a number of other countries as well.

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Morbidity and mortality caused by cancer per 100,000 population, Lithuania.
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Mentions: The purpose of the education and the training of health-care professionals is to increase workforce capacity and decrease the burden of cancer. In Lithuania, the number of new cancer patients per 100,000 people has increased twice during the last two decades [1]. In 2012, the mortality from tumours was 19.8% of all deaths, and since 2000, the mortality has increased by 31.5% (Figure 1) [2].


Cancer education in Lithuania.

Mineikyte R, Janulionis E, Liutkeviciute-Navickiene J, Atkocius V - Ecancermedicalscience (2014)

Morbidity and mortality caused by cancer per 100,000 population, Lithuania.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4263525&req=5

figure1: Morbidity and mortality caused by cancer per 100,000 population, Lithuania.
Mentions: The purpose of the education and the training of health-care professionals is to increase workforce capacity and decrease the burden of cancer. In Lithuania, the number of new cancer patients per 100,000 people has increased twice during the last two decades [1]. In 2012, the mortality from tumours was 19.8% of all deaths, and since 2000, the mortality has increased by 31.5% (Figure 1) [2].

Bottom Line: In Lithuania, continuing specialist medical training is mandatory.This requirement is ensured with the process of licensing of medical practice.All Lithuanian study programmes are certificated by an independent public agency and are recognised by a number of other countries as well.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: National Cancer Institute, Santariskiu Street 1, 08660 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this article is to describe cancer education in Lithuania according to the data of 2013. In Lithuania, there are the following stages of education for physicians: basic education through integrated studies of medicine (six years), postgraduate education through residency studies (four to five years), and continuing professional development. In recent years, integrated studies of medicine have been the most popular specialty. Oncology is incorporated into the teaching courses in medicine programmes. In each university, an oncology course is mandatory during these studies. In Lithuania, there are two types of specialists related to oncology: medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. These oncologists complete multidisciplinary residency study programmes in the clinics. To receive a doctoral degree, specialists may join PhD programmes at any of the accredited universities. In recent years the number of dissertations in oncology has grown. Notably, oncology is chosen not only by students in the field of medicine. It also becomes the choice of those seeking a doctorate in the fields of nursing, public health, biochemistry, and physics. The professional development of oncologists is a lifelong commitment. In Lithuania, continuing specialist medical training is mandatory. This requirement is ensured with the process of licensing of medical practice. All Lithuanian study programmes are certificated by an independent public agency and are recognised by a number of other countries as well.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus