A criminal lawsuit was brought against Dr Erenç Dokudan and Dr Sercan Yüksel for their first aid services to citizens injured as a result of unlawful and violent intervention of the police during “Gezi Park” protests in İstanbul.
In periods of economic and social difficulties, there is a particular need to reinforce the availability of high quality medical care for every patient in Europe in order to safeguard adequate medical treatment also for those who can no longer afford it due to economic hardship.
The European Junior Doctors General Assembly strongly rejects any form of unpaid work prior to or in postgraduate medical training programs. Junior Doctors therefore must be employed on a regular basis. Access to high quality, paid postgraduate training is a right for Junior Doctors within Europe. Governments and Medical Associations that allow such situations to occur or to continue are responsible for the ongoing regression and deterioration of the working conditions of Junior Doctors. We call on the European and National Authorities to take any action possible to prevent such situations occurring and to stop those already in place.
For the fourth time, the Marburger Bund organised the career fair “DocSteps” in Berlin on 5 April 2014, which was attended by approximately 700 medical students and junior doctors.