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EPMA Journal

, 5:22

First Online: 15 December 2014Received: 31 August 2014Accepted: 17 November 2014DOI: 10.1186-1878-5085-5-22

Cite this article as: Polivka, J., Polivka, J., Karlikova, M. et al. EPMA Journal 2014 5: 22. doi:10.1186-1878-5085-5-22


The main goal of personalized medicine is the individualized approach to the patient’s treatment. It could be achieved only by the integration of the complexity of novel findings in diverse -omics- disciplines, new methods of medical imaging, as well as implementation of reliable biomarkers into the medical care. The implementation of personalized medicine into clinical practice is dependent on the adaptation of pre-graduate and post-graduate medical education to these principles. The situation in the education of personalized medicine in the Czech Republic is analyzed together with novel educational tools that are currently established in our country. The EPMA representatives in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the working group of professionals at the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague have implemented the survey of personalized medicine awareness among students of Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen—the -Personalized Medicine Questionnaire-. The results showed lacking knowledge of personalized medicine principles and students’ will of education in this domain. Therefore, several educational activities addressed particularly to medical students and young physicians were realized at our facility with very positive evaluation. These educational activities conferences, workshops, seminars, e-learning and special courses in personalized medicine PM will be a part of pre-graduate and post-graduate medical education, will be extended to other medical faculties in our country. The -Summer School of Personalized Medicine in Plzen 2015- will be organized at the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Hospital in Pilsen as the first event on this topic in the Czech Republic.

KeywordsPredictive Preventive and personalized medicine Statistics Training Educational tools EPMA Recommendations Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1878-5085-5-22 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Jiri PolivkaJr - Jiri Polivka - Marie Karlikova - Ondrej Topolcan


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