More than 90% of residents and Internal Medicine specialists estimate that the management of the MIR should be national




More than 90% of residents and specialists in Internal Medicine consider that the MIR training system must be managed at the national level, compared to other hypothetical possibilities (regional management or even each hospital), according to a recent survey carried out by the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) among its partners as a result of the public debate that emerged in recent weeks in relation to possible modifications in the current MIR training model of Specialized Health Training (FSE), currently under national management.

With a total of 594 replies (500 specialists and 94 residents), a vast majority of 9 out of 10 internists, both in the case of residents and in that of specialists, answer the question: How do you think the management of the MIR should be? stating that it must be national compared to other response options (regional or individual hospital).

If the disaggregated data between the responses of MIR and specialists is analyzed, there are hardly any differences. Regarding the participating MIRs, the 90,43% considers that management should be national (7.37% regional and 2.20% from each hospital). For his part, 94,4% of the participating specialists estimate that the management of the MIR should be national (3.8% autonomous and 1.8% from each hospital).

This survey is part of the monthly survey-barometer ‘SEMI Question of the month’ that the Company sends to its associates to click and find out their opinion regarding current issues or of interest to the group.

Regarding global data (taking into account the responses regardless of whether they are from MIR or specialists), 93.4% believe that the management should be national, the 4.7% regional and 1.9% from each hospital.

Internal medicine in the next MIR 2022

Internal Medicine, a general and transversal specialty with a global vision of the patient, is the third specialty that will award the most places in the next call for MIR 2022, recently published in the BOE.

It will have 401 places, compared to the 389 it had in MIR 2021. It is a cardinal specialty within the SNS, since the internist is a specialist in the comprehensive management of hospitalized adult patients, with an important role in care chronic, complex and multi-pathological patients, as well as with an important weight in the work of continuing medical education and clinical research.

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