The general medicine remains a same survey subject in countries where the debate began since several years. We have led an investigation by questionnaire close to 50 chosen hospitalo-academic physicians by pull to the fate on the list of teachers of the faculty of medicine of Tunis. The majority of our investigated (90%) consider that the physician general practitioner is the physician of the individual in its totality, the counselor and the family's confidant. The formation that receives the future general practitioner currently doesn't prepare it to assure his role. To form the future physician better general practitioner, we think that it's necessary to define the general practitioner role, to adapt the formation to the role of the general practitioner and the specificity of the general medicine.
La Tunisie médicale 11/2002; 80(10):605-15.