Celia Gomez, general director of business planning for the Ministry of Health.
Health Ministry has published provisional list with more than 450 candidates from abroad that they will face a theoretical-practical test For the purpose of obtaining professional recognition of their specialist degrees in certain branches of health sciences. A list that has made it possible to have an overview of the most sought-after medical disciplines to practice in Spain.
The classification has placed two specialties at the top of the ranking. Too many family and community medicine as Anesthesiology and Resuscitation They have added 61 applications each, which is a strong difference with their immediate competitors. between them they focus practically a quarter of all requests From the field of health that have been included in the official lists.
listing publication also refers to a large number of doctors dedicated to Pediatrics And its various specialized fields that focus a total of 48 requests. they go a little further Obstetrics and Gynecology (35) Ophthalmology (33), cardiology (27), Digestive System (21), radiodiagnosis (15), Medical-Surgical Dermatology and Venereology (15), psychiatry (11) o intensive care (10).
On the other side of the balance, there is a small scope for specializations among doctors outside our borders. it is a matter Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology, Medical Oncology hey physical therapy and rehabilitation, All of them with 9 requests. they left something up urology (8), plastic (7), nephrology (5) neurology (5) Y Radiation Oncology (4).
The subjects in which fewer doctors have formalized their access to validation testing are Hematology and Hemotherapy (2), geriatrics (2), physical and sports education (2), pathological anatomy (1), clinical neurophysiology (1) y clinical neurophysiology (1).
Orthopedics leads requests in surgery
As a result of applications from doctors from abroad, about forty surgeons from different fields have been requested for verification of their degrees. The most sought-after area of the operating room is Orthopedic with a total of 13 applications, followed by General (9) you plastic (9). The list is complete in this area neurosurgery (4), Breast (2), hair therapy (2), cardiovascular (2) you angiology (1).
Beyond medicine, the provisional approved lists for the exam also include the presence of 16 professionals. Specialized Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynecology Those who wish to validate the academic titles of their countries of origin to be able to practice as midwives.
Theoretical-practical test of recognition of degrees a. is recognized by Royal Decree Published in 2010 with the aim of paving the way for health science experts from outside the European Union to practice in Spain. Those interested must provide documentation of their studies, as well as be accredited language knowledge In case of not belonging to a Spanish speaking country.
The test consists of two parts. The first is dedicated to evaluating Theoretical knowledge, clinical and clinical skills With a questionnaire of questions where aspects of the specialty will be addressed “in a balanced manner”. Whereas the purpose of the second stage is to verify that the applicants are able to take practitioners of clinical judgment or their discipline.
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