Territorial physicians who have passed the competitive examination receive initial training provided by the National Institute for Territorial Studies (INET) in Strasbourg under the supervision of the CNFPT (National Centre of Territorial Public Service).
Each year INET receives 7 or 8 groups of 20 territorial doctors for one week’s training in public health project management. The professional order also provides that these groups receive the EHESP training provided to public health medical inspectors within the context of their masters in public health.
This training is currently undergoing reform.
To find out more about the training course visit the website of INET.
The territorial physician performs various public health missions (order 92-851 of 28 August 1992) within local and regional authorities (notably general and town councils), covering a broad range of professional functions and practices. These missions include longstanding ones (doctor working in mother and child care centres, medical director of community health and hygiene service) and more recent missions (e.g. occupational and preventative medicine, disability centres).
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