Switzerland

Competent institution:

Schweizerisches Institut für ärztliche Weiter- und Fortbildung, SIWF (Swiss Institute for Specialty Medical Training and Continuing Medical Education) (www.siwf.ch)

The German Medical Association recommends that the German chambers of physicians recognise certificates of participation for continuing education activities that have been certified by the Swiss Institute for Specialty Medical Training and Continuing Medical Education for the acquisition of CME points without further detailed assessment.

The continuing education regulations of the Swiss Institute for Specialty Medical Training and Continuing Medical Education (www.siwf.ch/files/pdf7/fbo_d.pdf) stipulate that continuing education activities that have received credits (CME points) from the competent institution in an EU/EFTA member country are automatically also recognised in Switzerland.