There are already vacancies for specialist doctors, how many manage to enter one?

There are already vacancies for specialist doctors, how many manage to enter one?
  • The federal government announced the call for immediate hiring of medical specialists to occupy 13 thousand 765 places.
  • According to the official, the country’s public health entities have 13,765 places available.
  • BUT, HOW MANY DOCTORS CAN ASPIRE TO A MEDICAL SPECIALTY?

To counter the shortage of medical specialists in marginalized areas of the country, The federal government announced the call for immediate hiring of these professionals to fill 13,765 positions that “have been unoccupied for years.”

During the morning conference at the National Palace, the director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, announced that starting at 12:00 p.m. this Tuesday and until June 3 The National Day of Recruitment and Hiring of Medical Specialists will be open.

According to the official, the country’s public health entities have 13,765 places available, of which 8,272 are from Insabi; 2,588 from the IMSS; 1,765 from the IMSS-Well-being; 979 of the ISSSTE; 133 from Pemex; and 28 more from CCINSHAE.

He highlighted that of the total number of vacancies, 5,255 correspond to state health systems of the 15 states where the transformation planof health welfare, is carried out this year.

BUT, HOW MANY DOCTORS CAN ASPIRE TO A MEDICAL SPECIALTY?

The difference between passing or not involves being able to study a medical specialty and continue to aspire to the promise of a successful professional career, well paid and with relative job security.

Eight out of ten applicants are rejected.

How El País says it, behind the bottleneck and its deficiencies, of the obsessions and frustrations of those who present itthe lack of training and of the health system in Mexico is revealeda country that suffers from a lack of doctors and resources to care for the population and at the same time closes its doors to thousands of graduates who, in most cases, leave the country in search of opportunities, are in precarious jobs, or crash over and over again National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM) until you pass it.

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The biggest promise made last year is that 30,000 places would be offered in the ENARM. Is about the highest figure in history for medical specialties and with that practically half of the applicants would obtain a place to continue their professional training.

However, it was NOT like that and the reason for the abandonment of thousands of applicants is the reduction of places, since only around 17 thousand were opened.

NEXT ENRM 2022

Let’s hope that this year the exam happens without any errors. Since last year at least 200 general practitioners from different states: Mexico City, Jalisco, Yucatan, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Chihuahuawho reached the minimum score in the National Examination for Applicants to Medical Residencies, ENARM, to enter any of the 27 specialties available, with no explanation other than “an error in the system”, were left out of the list of doctors selected to obtain a place and be able to continue with their training.

“Several of us realized that despite having had a score equal to or greater than the minimum required (in Imaging, Diagnosis and Therapeutics, for example, 66 points were requested) we were not on the list of doctors selected to receive a place and enter to the specialty”, explained Omar Camacho to Excelsior, one of the affected doctors”.

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