Hülya Çakmur has graduated medical school at the Atatürk University in Turkey. She has completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Trakya University. She has completed PhD in Public Health at the Dokuz Eylül University. She has twenty years of practice experience as a specialist in Family Medicine including eight years of experience in public health as a PhD prepared professional. She is an active member of Turkish Medical Association, European Public Health Association and European Academy of Teachers in General Practice / Family Medicine. She has six 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 25 papers in reputed journals.