The Section of General Practice was founded in 1972, and last year we marked the 50th anniversary of academic general practice at the University of Bergen. General practice later became part of the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS). Since 2018, we have been organized as the Section of General Practice (FAM), one of the seven section at IGS. It is currently led by professor Thomas Mildestvedt.
In FAM's annual report, the main focus is on research and doctoral education. Here, you can find a comprehensive overview of publications that FAM is involved in and doctoral candidates associated with FAM:
FAM has its own column edited by Professor Steinar Hunskår, "News from the University Doctor," which is published quarterly in Paraplyen, a membership magazine for the Hordaland Medical Association. This can provide useful and interesting information: Newsletter - Universitetslegen
The activity of the research group reflects the range of general practice and has projects in the fields of urology, sleep and mental disorders, drug epidemiology, infectious diseases, elderly medicine, medical research on women, drug interactions, doctor-patient communication, emergency medicine and laboratory quality.
Several of the staff members are also associated with the Research Unit for General Practice (AFE) in Bergen, National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care (NKLM), and Norwegian Quality Improvement of Laboratory examinations (Noklus).