- Doctors are eternal students because absolutely all of them must recertify periodically to practice their profession.
- Currently there are 27 direct entry specialties and to enter any one it is mandatory to pass the ENARM.
- There are medical subspecialties that require up to 7 years of study in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, do you know what they are?
The field of health is one of the most complete and complex there is. Not only is there too much knowledge to learn, but every day new studies appear that provide scientific evidence that all doctors should know. But even after completing the degree it is possible to continue with the preparation through medical specialties and subspecialties.
The long road that all doctors travel
In this case, the decision to prolong the studies is completely personal. Although the truth is that sometimes the opinions of family members and colleagues cause young people to feel “obliged” and they do not do it out of conviction.
With this in mind, the pressure that health professionals are subjected to is too much. It is seldom taken into account that Completing a medical degree is already an achievement of great dimensions. Therefore, studying a specialty should not make a difference because in the end all doctors are valuable and necessary.
Thus, In Mexico, the course lasts for between six and seven years because everything depends on the university. During this period, it is mandatory to complete 12 months of internship and another 12 months of social service.
After traveling such a long road, there are young people who still extend it with postgraduate studies. The most common is to study a specialty and some even go further by study medical subspecialties to focus on an even more specific area.
Let’s go in parts first. In order to enter a medical specialty, it is necessary to pass the National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM). Currently there are 27 direct entry options but one of the biggest problems is that only 40 percent of applicants get a place.
How long are medical subspecialties?
To continue with the training it is necessary to complete the residency, although in some cases it is enough to complete the first two years of the specialty to derive in one of the medical subspecialties available.
Based on the above, the user @tumedicoradiologo made a video about the most extensive medical specialties that exist. They all rank first because they require an average study time of seven years. It is important to remember that this period is additional to the Medicine Degree.
- Surgical Oncology / Medical Oncology – 7 years
- Spinal Traumatology – 7 years
- Intensive Medicine – 7 years
- Cardiothorax Surgery – Plastic Surgery
- Neurosurgery – 7 years
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For its part, one of the characteristics of the medical field is that there are different paths to reach the same end. For example, for Intensive Medicine you can enter by Emergencies, Internal Medicine or Anesthesiology. In some, the time is slightly shorter and it all depends on each doctor to decide how they want to complete their training.
On the other hand, added to everything mentioned, there are also other options to extend the studies. They range from taking a high specialty to a second specialty. Therefore, a recurring phrase is that doctors are eternal students because in the end everyone must recertify periodically to be able to practice their profession without problems.
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