ENARM 2021 protocol: The desire to improve leads thousands of health professionals to continue their training after graduating from university. Some choose to study for a master’s degree or simply keep up-to-date through seminars or workshops. While others who aspire to become specialists take the National Examination of Aspiring Medical Residences (ENARM).
This test is considered one of the most complicated that exist in the Mexican educational system for two main reasons. In the first place, because it consists of a summary of the entire Medicine career. Everything seen in the university is divided into 450 multiple-choice questions.
While another of the disadvantages of ENARM is that only very few places are offered for all applicants. Although in the 2020 edition only 40 percent of the places were doubled obtained a residency, which means that the rest were rejected even though many got a good grade.
Now, as we have informed you on previous occasions, the exam for this 2021 will have various changes. The biggest is that for the first time the specialty is chosen after presenting the test and not before as was a tradition. It was also defined that now it will only last for three days and It will be applied from September 28 to 30.
While like last year, this time there will be a security protocol to enter each of the venues and present the ENARM. Everything is due to the current pandemic and to protect both the applicants and the support personnel in charge of the application of the exam.
Detailed information can be consulted in the official instructions published by the Interinstitutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources in Health (CIFRHS). It is also a general provision that absolutely everyone who has already registered must abide by.
Steps to follow
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.
While in case of being older, a clinical assessment 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 present the ENARM 2021.
Based on all of the above, some doubts have been raised. In the first instance, some infected people have been shown to be asymptomatic and measuring body temperature is not a recommended measure.
In that sense, now that the mass concerts are planned to resume in Mexico, one of the requirements that the organizers have implemented is to require attendees to show their proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test carried out during the last three days. But in the case of the ENARM there will not be something similar.
Similarly, Following the protocol with each of the youth could be a time consuming process. Therefore, the main indication is to arrive at least one hour in advance to avoid any setback.