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The European Junior Doctors (EJD) permanent working group (PWG) was formally created in Bad-Nauheim, Germany, in May 1976 as a Permanent Working Group of European Junior Doctors (PWG). Since this time, the EJD (PWG) has become the European medical organisation with the most comprehensive national membership, representing over 300.000 Junior Doctors from all over Europe.

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The European Junior Doctors (EJD) permanent working group (PWG) was formally created in Bad-Nauheim, Germany, in May 1976 as a Permanent Working Group of European Junior Doctors (PWG). Since this time, the EJD (PWG) has become the European medical organisation with the most comprehensive national membership, representing over 300.000 Junior Doctors from all over Europe.
The EJD's (PWG´s) objectives include safeguarding the interests of Junior Doctors in Europe, improving relations between its member organisations and narrowing the gap between Junior Doctors of the European Union and those of other European countries.
The EJD's (PWG ) have begun publishing regular newsletters containing updates on the groups progress and overviews of current projects. The most recent Newsletter, published in March 2012, focuses on providing an update on the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive, discussing the most significant changes to the Directive 2005/36/EC likely to affecting the recognition of professional qualifications.
The most significant changes outlined in the publication include:
- The introduction of a European Professional Card;
- The creation of the identity of remunerated traineeship;
- Granting medical specialists exemption from new training if elements of the training have been completed during their former training program;
- The creation of Assistance centres;
- The creation of an alert system.

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