Saturday, June 10, 2023

Resignation from a post or abandonment of training adds to the shortage of doctors

Health officials and scientific societies have been warning about shortage of doctors Nationally, a deficit that worsens in family medicine and, above all, in rural areas. It is estimated that he will retire in Aragon around the next five years. 560 Expert And given this uncertain landscape, it was learned this week that 15 of the 82 positions for internal resident physicians (MIRs) in the community have fallen vacant. A situation which has implications for the present and future human resources of the health system and which concerns the Ministry.

However, the problem goes beyond positions that have not been honored as family residents. Ángel Vicente Molinaro, president of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians in Aragón (Semergen), explains, in addition to this figure, it should be taken into account “how many people who have chosen electronically will later join their position or how many Quit it months after starting”. from the Department of Health they recognize that in the past five years—not including this last call—there have been Resignation on 19 posts Mir and 11 non-corporations of all specialties. Nationally, according to a report by the General Council of Official Colleges of Physicians, up to 401 opponents with the position did not attend between 2017 and 2020. They attribute this phenomenon partly to a change in the model of the election system, as the health crisis caused by the coronavirus is telematic. The complexity of the process can generate so much Uncertainty Those of the applicants who make the list with the options they do not consider occupying are awarded.

Eva Aguarón, coordinator of the Huesca and Barbastro Primary Care Teaching Unit, agrees “Telematic election does not help”, The lack of attractiveness of young doctors in peripheral hospitals “reacts” loss of reputation that is characteristic Which has gotten worse since the pandemic, and the original problem is not being addressed. “There is talk of growing places in medicine, but the organizational model of primary care has to change” and also, “a topic on this specialty” in faculties: “That which is not known cannot be valued.”

Ramon Boira, a doctor at the Holy Grail Center in Huesca and also a member of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians in Aragón, believes that the telematic election does not help cover Mir de Familia positions. With this system, he says, “They’re able to choose destinations they don’t really want to”, Many societies demand a return to the pre-Covid model.

And what happens in the event of resignation or abandonment during training? ,they are lost, This happens every year, but the statistics don’t show it. There are always casualties.” The order, published in 2022, which regulated the final selective tests, states that “the places which have become vacant after the final tie-up for allotment of places shall be filled due to the resignation of those have been cleared to whom they were awarded, will not be provided in this call”.

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