25 years ago, a group of dedicated doctors transformed the GP medical qualification in Romania into a “clinical specialty” and achieved the “independent” status. This meant the start of a three year GP residency program. Later, the GP became FD (Family Doctor). Six years of general medical education (university) and three years of specialized training (residency in family medicine) have been since needed to become a family medicine specialist. Since 1990, we have been helped by colleagues from the UK, Holland and France to develop our training curriculum, research skills and organizations.

The Romanian National Society of Family Medicine (SNMF) is the main professional association of family doctors in Romania. Established in 1990, the Society has 41 member organisations from each county, ensuring it is representative on a national level. Its main activity is improving family doctors' education and training through conferences, courses, workshops, dedicated working groups and other resources. SNMF also facilitates communication both between family doctors and with other members of the health system, acts as a voice for family doctors and their patients and represents family doctors in health policy matters.

SNMF is a WONCA Europe member since 1994 and has links with other professional associations in Europe.

The Executive Board and the Senate Members of the Romanian National Society of Family Medicine are constantly working to promote our speciality and to increase the professional activity of our colleagues.

We are aiming to complete the projects which we have initiated and are planning to start new ones:

True to its WONCA member status, the Romanian National Society of Family Medicine is determined to take all the necessary steps so that the principles of the European Definition of Family Medicine, which are the foundation of our specialty, are known by the public and observed by our political leaders.


Representing Romania in Wonca Europe Networks and Collaborative Organizations, supported by SNMF:

Dr Rodica Tănăsescu

WONCA Europe Council Member for Romania

Dr Loredana Piloff

European Society for Quality and Safety in Family Practice EQuiP

Dr Gindrovel Dumitra

European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (IAB) EURIPA

Dr Răzvan Miftode

European Academy of Teachers in General Practice EURACT

Dr Mihai Mara

Vasco da Gama Movement (Young and Future GPs) VdGM