Hülya Çakmur graduated from medical school at the Atatürk University in Turkey. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Trakya University. She has a PhD degree in Public Health from the Dokuz Eylül University. She has 25 years of practical experience as a specialist in family medicine, including 10 years of experience in public health as a PhD prepared professional. She studied sleep medicine at the UPMC in the USA, attended narrative medicine education at the STU in Canada, studied voluntarily in geriatrics, and published several studies in the field of elderly health. She is an active member of the Turkish Medical Association and European Academy of Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine. She has eight years of teaching experience as an associate professor at the University of Kafkas and she is the Director of the Department of Family Medicine. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals.