The aim of the working group is to extend the Italian pilot project as regards Italian Resident Doctors, delivered in 34 Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health specialization courses/schools.
There is a lack of consciousness concerning the applied medical informatics, computing and technology skills (both theoretical and practical) required to a specialist in Public Health.
The working group drafted a list of competencies and elaborated a questionnaire, which mainly investigates the perceived acquired skills, the informatic workplace, the personal attitude to mobile technology and the satisfaction for the received education.
In Italy we found big differences and some huge gaps in the PHI education and PH Residents’ acquired skills.
Next step would be defining the competencies and assessing the training in Public Health Informatics for residents in Public Health of the European Network.