The date when millions of general practitioners look for a place to obtain a residency is nearing. It is the National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM 2021) and, as in previous years, it has generated strong interest. It is for the same reason that below we share all the information that you should know.

When will the test be administered?

First are the application dates. Initially, five days were announced but there was a last minute change and now there will only be three. The days chosen are Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 September 2021. It is all due to the fact that this time there will be a morning and evening shift each day to make the most of the facilities.

Where will it be applied?

With regard to the venues, there are six, although four could be considered because two are repeated and the only thing that changes is access. In the case of Tabasco the Interinstitutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources in Health (CIFRHS) announced a change in the address. In the end, addresses of places where the ENARM 2021 will be applied are the following:

Mexico City 1
WTC International Convention and Exhibition Center (main entrance).

Mexico City 2
WTC International Convention and Exhibition Center (entrance from Philadelphia Street).

Jalisco 1
Expo Guadalajara (entrance by Av. Las Rosas).

Jalisco 2
Expo Guadalajara (main entrance).

New Lion
Cintermex

Tabasco
Union Precinct “Unidos Venceremos” of the STPRM Section 48

How many places will be offered?

Another of the recurring doubts is related to the places that will be offered this year. The answer was given by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador a few days ago. During one of his morning conferences, he recalled that at the beginning of his administration nine thousand places were offered. While by 2020 the figure doubled to reach 20 thousand places. While this 2021 another 10 thousand will be added to give a total of 30 thousand spaces so that general practitioners can do their residencies.

Individual review outside of each venue

While due to the current health emergency, a security protocol at all venues.

In the first place, outside each building, the temperature of each person will be taken by means of an infrared thermometer. If the result is less than 37.5 °, entry will be allowed to present the ENARM 2021.

In case of being older, a clinical evaluation and oximetry will be taken. If the oxygen saturation is equal to or greater than 90 percent, it will be allowed to enter. But if it is older then a medical team will perform a rhinopharyngeal swab to do a rapid test for Covid-19. If the result is negative then entry will be allowed. Although if it is negative then it will be supported by the transfer to a nearby medical unit and the applicant will not be able to take the exam.