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1994 Specialist in Family Medicine
1970 Medical degree, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1969 E.C.F.M.G., USA

Work experience
2007- Professor, Dept. of General Practice, institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
2000-07 Professor, Dept. of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
2000-07 Professor II, Dept. of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø.
2000-06 General Practitioner, Edda University Healthcenter, Trondheim.
1993-2000 Professor, Dept. of General Practice, University of Odense.
1975-2000 General Practitioner, Nr.Lyndelse, Denmark.

Special assignments
2007- Chair of Dept. of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, DK.
2005-07 Chair of Section for Primary Health Care, NTNU, Trondheim.
2003-07 Leader of the National Quality Assurance Project in Norway.
2000-07 Chair the National Admission Committee for Medicine in Norway.
2000-05 Chair scientific committee's for 4 international conferences.
2000-05 Chair of Section for General Practice, NTNU, Trondheim.
1999-2007 WHO advisor and primary care classification - ICPC.
1998-2007 Chair of Wonca International Classification Committee.
1996-2007 Member of 4 research committee's financing research in GP.
1993-96 External advisor for the project on list-system for GPs, Oslo.
1992- External examiner on 9 Doctor dissertations/Ph.D. thesis, 13 professorial chairs, 30 associate professor posts and numerous other academic posts.
1992- World Bank and PHARE expert on primary care in Hungary, Armenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, Moldova and Russia - Vologda.
1991-2000 Responsible for uptake of medical students by interview, Odense.
1990-96 Head of Depart. of Community Health and General Practice, Odense.
1990- Supervisor for 7 Ph.D. students.
1989- Founder of Audit Project Odense (APO), and member of the Board.
1986-95 Educational Committee, vice-dean for education from 1988.
1974-82 Secretary, Leuwenhorst group on education in General Practice.
1973-83 Leader of the Vocational Training in Family Medicine, Odense.

International/ National collaboration
Chair of Wonca International Classification Committee (WICC), which is responsible for the ICPC-2 and for the Wonca Dictionary of General/Family Practice.

International research - EU projects
1992-96 ERGHO - European Research Group on Health Outcomes.
1996-99 SCOPE - Supporting Clinical Outcome of the Elderly in Primary Care.

Research areas

General practice - core areas in  teaching
Where and how to teach to the students to experience the difference between the specialities' body-centered information versus the patient-centered information in general medicine


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