Beginning of the XLV version of the Ambition National Medical Residences Examination

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MEXICO (approximately). – In four different locations and in person, the 45th edition of the National Medical Residency Candidate Examination (ENARM) began on Tuesday, with six different versions of the tests to ensure the principles of transparency, honesty, fairness and quality of the whole process.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health (SSA) said 30,000 places will be offered this time in 27 medical specialties, although the number of applicants greatly exceeds that figure, adding 54,447.

The exam will be applied at the same time in the cities of Mexico; Guadalajara, Jalisco; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Villahermosa, Tabasco.

For the second year in a row, the Secretariats for Health and National Defense (Sedena) have set high standards of safety and reliability in the design, selection and protection of reagents, as well as electronic devices containing controls, in order to guarantee the principles of transparency, honesty, integrity and quality of the entire process.

ENARM, according to Ssa, has been completely renewed in order to develop 5 thousand 923 technically and pedagogically certified reagents, which guarantees the quality of their content and meets the health needs of the population.

He explained that this amount of reagents has generated six different versions of the tests that will be applied at four locations and at the times specified.

In addition, in this assessment tool, the quality of education was measured for five indicators: comprehension, content, accuracy, writing and format.

The renewal of ENARM included the participation of 130 specialists and translators from 41 educational and health institutions in 10 states, 11 specialists in pedagogy and psychology and academic coordinators.

The majors offered for the start of the academic year, on March 1, 2022, are: pathological anatomy, anesthesiology, audiology, otology and speech therapy, quality of clinical care, general surgery, epidemiology, medical genetics, geriatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, diagnostic and therapeutic imaging.

As well as physical and sports medicine, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, forensic medicine, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, preventive medicine, pneumology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology -laryngology, head and neck surgery and clinical pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry and radiation oncology as well as traumatology and orthopedics.

Likewise, adjustments were made in the choice of specialties by giving supporters a second choice, as in previous years a doctor or general practitioner could only choose one specialty, thus reducing the chances of studying another specialty, even with a high score.

This year, the candidates with the highest scores will be able to gradually select, from a list, other specialties, in addition to their first choice, thus widening the possibility of pursuing a medical residency locally or abroad.

To provide high quality, fast and safe care to aspiring clinicians, processes have been improved and strict biosecurity measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of covid-19 infection and pre-courses have been introduced. for support staff, with the aim of providing high-quality service.

In 2020, 50,448 doctors took the exam and 54,447 candidates are now expected.


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