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16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Curriculum planning and assessment

19. - 21. April 2012, Timisoara, Romania

The application of Internal Market Information (IMI) in the Romanian Dental System


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  • corresponding author Carmelia Szuhanek - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes", Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics,Timisoara, Romania
  • author Liliana Sandu - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes", Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dental Technology,Timisoara, Romania
  • Andrei Linu - Project Manager, Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport, Romania

16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre 2012 - Curriculum planning and assessment. Timisoara, Romania, 19.-21.04.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12grako41

doi: 10.3205/12grako41, urn:nbn:de:0183-12grako411

Veröffentlicht: 5. September 2012

© 2012 Szuhanek et al.
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The Internal Market Information System (IMI) was established in order to create conditions to facilitate mobility of qualified professionals all over Europe. Recognition of professional qualifications is key to making the fundamental Internal Market freedoms work effectively for EU citizens.

Regarding the health professionals sector, the EU Commission considers that the shortage of workforce will not only persist in the future but is projected to increase. Therefore, standard procedures and documents for recognition and certifications are required in order to facilitate mobility between health practitioners. The IMI system also protects the patients from unskilled practitioners and safeguards the quality of services. The introduction of IMI will provide the necessary documents for automatic recognition in less than 4 weeks. It will also eliminate the need for translation and will lead to less refusal of applications due to lack of information. According to the Directive 2005/36, Dentistry is a sectorial proffesion with automatic recognition. Dentists represents 7.8% from the requests for professional qualifications from IMI system.

Our paper analyses the applicability of IMI system in the dental market of Romania and identifies the diffculties of its implementation.