The aim of the article is to show emerging changes in the health care, which will require some adaptation of curricula
of medical faculties. It also considers the role of general practice in those changes and it emphasizes the potential
of general practice for the undergraduate medical education and for the primary care research. Three questions are
discussed: What can the subject of general practice offer to medical faculties? What can the medical faculties do for
the general practice?
At universities, the discipline “General practice” should become, similarly to the real health care, the first bridge
between books and the live human. At higher classes, it should represent a clinical field with its position in the health
care system, with its definition and characteristics.
Similarly to other countries, general practice should offer all attributes of a medical branch for the full accomplishment
of medicals, including their scientific work and teaching. It would require further developing of its academic
basis. Society will be then awarded with higher quality of medical care offered by general practitioners.
general practice, undergraduate medical education, undergraduate curriculum, primary care research,