Programme no. 264-P
Professional Development
University clinic of general practice in Copenhagen - 10 years of experience .
Berit Enggaard Kaae*1, Anette Hauskov Graungaard2, John Sahl Andersen3, Jens Aage Stauning4, Gry Munk Petersen5
1The Department of Public Health, The University of Copenhagen,The University Clinic of Copenhagen,DK-1356 København K,Denmark, 2The Department of Public Health, The University of Copenhagen,The University Clinic of Copenhagen,DK-1356 København K,Denmark, 3The Department of Public Health, The University of Copenhagen,The University Clinic of Copenhagen,DK-1356 København K,Denmark, 4The Department of Public Health, The University of Copenhagen,The University Clinic of Copenhagen,DK-1356 København K,Denmark, 5The Department of Public Health, The University of Copenhagen,The University Clinic of Copenhagen,DK-1356 København K,Denmark
* = Presenting author
Objectives: To describe the development in the first 10 years of the University Clinic of Copenhagen
Background: 10 years ago the University clinic of general practice Copenhagen was established with the purpose of acting as a connection between the teaching and research units at the University of Copenhagen and the daily clinical work. This was, at the time, a new and unique construction in Denmark.
Results: The clinic has grown from 3 to 5 GPs working part time in the clinic and part time in teaching and research. Patient list has increased from 2600 to 7300 patients. We have inspired and facilitated two PhD projects and recently a new PhD-student was engaged as part time GP. We have participated in numerous research projects during the years as data collectors or participants in pilot-projects. We participate in data sampling in RCT-studies, deliver data to several international, clinical studies, conduct videos and participate in qualitative interviews as well as in several televisions programs. The clinic has had more than 200 medical students at different levels of their studies. Approximately 20 trainee doctors have been employed in the clinic during the years. We have a strong connection to researchers and clinical teachers at The University of Copenhagen and to other GPs and clinics. We have had broad international contact with delegations from more than 10 countries. The clinic is driven on the same terms and conditions as any other in Denmark and is purely self financed There are some economical challenges though due to the close connection to the University, with the teaching taking time from the clinical work and due to the part time positions held by all GPs employed in the clinic.

Material/Methods: A quantitative and qualitative retrospective of the results of The University Clinic of Copenhagen.
Conclusion: The University Clinic of Copenhagen has been a fast growing clinic with a close connection to the Department and Research Unit of General Practice with substantial participation in research and education. Apart from conducting high quality clinical work future challenges will be to conduct research projects and quality improvement grounded in our clinic and to develop medical education methods.
Points for discussion: Should the clinic reinforce research in General Practice by initiating and performing research of its own? Should the clinic strengthen its qualitative improvement work? Should the clinic be a closer participant in developing pedagogical methods together with the University?