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Médico especialista en reumatología (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Médico especialista en reumatología
    Generic category in Annex V: Rheumatology (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Ley 44/2003

    Real Decreto 183/2008

    Real Decreto 127/1984

    Orden SAS/2855/2009

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Reumatología: Especialidad médica que se ocupa del estudio de las enfermedades reumáticas o enfermedades del aparato locomotor. Están incluidas las enfermedades articulares, las del tejido conectivo, reumatismos de partes blandas, enfermedades del metabolismo óseo, problemas de columna vertebral y dolor no maligno de aparato locomotor.


    Rheumatology: Medical specialty that deals with the study of rheumatic deseases and musculoskeletal system diseases, including connective tissue diseases, soft tissue rheumatism, metabolic bone diseases, spinal problems and non-malignant musculoskeletal pain.

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