During the period comprised by the Alarm state, 756 homologations of non-EU medical degrees compared to 232 associations, what supposes that so only a third of these professionals stay to work in our country, according to the data registered by the General Council of Official Medical Associations of Spain (Cgcom) in collaboration with the Ministries of Health; Education and Vocational Training and Inclusion, Social Security and Migration. More than 50 percent of these professionals come from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
Of all of them, the Cuban professionals are the that register a higher enrollment rate with 97 associations of the 174 approvals processed. The next country with the highest enrollment rate is Venezuela with 30.8 percent of people enrolled in Spanish medical schools. It is noteworthy that of 58 approved Argentine doctors, only 3 have registered.
For the Secretary General of Cgcom, José María Rodríguez Vicente, These data show that this route is not the most opportune to alleviate the current difficulties of contracting the National Health System. “From the medical profession we are committed to other types of solutions such as offering contracts to graduates who have not obtained a place in the MIR exam, and to 7,100 doctors recently graduated from Spanish faculties, and that they could perform numerous functions with total professionalism within the health systems “, valuing these merits for the next calls, and stresses that” In Spain there is no shortage of doctors but planning and human resources policies “.
In this sense, the Cgcom reiterates its concern and concern regarding the modification of a law as important as the organic lawe Regulation of Health Professions which aims to speed up the procedures to open a path to practice for non-EU doctors through the recognition of professional effects, which will facilitate the practice as specialist doctors to those who do not hold the title.
Faced with this situation, the Cgcom announces that it will be especially vigilant to ensure that these professionals meet the ideal conditions and demands a Control Committee in order to guarantee the best clinical care and safety for patients.
These measures once again highlight the lack of contact between administrations with representatives of professionals in the medical sector, which at all times have reached out to seek joint proposals to solve the problems that physicians must face.
The Cgcom also regrets that these types of measures are adopted without considering actions to alleviate the precariousness and temporary nature of thousands of doctors through regularization processes that improve the situation of professionals and recognize the efforts of so many doctors in our country.
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