- The objective is to support training, training, updating and research programs for the Institute’s staff.
- To achieve this, UNAM made its 13 branches located abroad available to them.
- Since 2020, the ENARM offers a thousand scholarships for the training of specialists in Cuba.
To care for patients and carry out research related to health, it is necessary to train quality doctors. This is one of the current priorities, although one of the barriers is that there are few spaces available. Therefore, one of the alternatives that have been implemented has been to offer scholarships to study abroad.
In this sense, since 2020 the National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM) added this option. In each edition, a thousand economic supports are offered, although the only country with which this collaboration exists is Cuba.
While today the rector of UNAM, Enrique Graue Wiechers, and the General Director of the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition (INCMNSZ), David Kershenobich Stalnikowitz, signed an agreement. The goal is to train doctors and to achieve this, the 13 offices of this house of studies abroad were made available to them.
What is expected with this collaboration?
The objective is to support training, training, updating and research programs for the Institute’s staff, as well as the exchange of academics and scientists, particularly in the areas of health and medicine.
At the Rectory Tower, Graue Wiechers highlighted the strong links between these two institutions that have deep historical roots. They currently collaborate in the entire educational process of university students who are studying specialties and medical residencies, in multiple research projects. And to this is added the new agreement to promote the mobility of doctors.
The rector highlighted that with the signing of this agreement, Kershenobich Stalnikowitz closes “with a flourish” his 10-year management at the head of the Institute. Likewise, he expressed all the support of the UNAM for the INCMNSZ in the future.
On his occasion, David Kershenobich thanked the National University for its generosity, as he explained that he always had support to carry out projects such as remodeling classrooms, the digital library, establishing chairs for visiting professors and implementing a research network.
“All of us at the Institute consider ourselves the UNAM university hospital. When they ask us if we are affiliated with a university, we say yes, we are part of UNAM”.
Likewise, he pointed out that the agreement shows that there are always new ways of collaboration. In this case, the agreement will allow the exchange of doctors and personnel of the Institute with foreign entities.
Speaking, the UNAM International Relations and Affairs coordinator, Francisco José Trigo Tavera, explained that the heads of the 13 UNAM offices abroad have celebrated the strengthening of the connection with the INCMNSZ. Most of the universities in which they are located have medical schools, which will favor collaboration.
The objective, he added, is that young people from the specialties go to foreign universities and open spaces in the INCMNSZ to foreign students who seek to make a stay in our country.
The Institute’s Research Director, Gerardo Gamba Ayala, explained that the agreement will make it easier for students, residents and staff in general to have access to the logistical support provided by the UNAM offices abroad. It will favor interaction between the different institutions and for students to interact with students from other nations.