controversy over emergency rooms

controversy over emergency rooms
controversy over emergency rooms

The imminent creation of the specialty of Emergency Medicine poses a challenge to the Specialized Health Training system (FSE): plan the number of new places for this MIR that they must be created to meet the needs of the system, and that this does not have a negative impact on other existing specialties. Being the formation with the most empty places, and its trunk with Emergencies, means that Family and Community Medicine You are in a position where, if the planning is not correct, they can increase the number of vacant places annually.

“You cannot divide the Current Family Medicine vacancies to meet the needs of the new Emergency specialty,” he assures Medical Writing María José Gamero, responsible for the Tutors and Residents area of ​​Semergen. In this way, she remembers that the current situation of Familia “means that not all the needs of the specialty are covered with the places, especially if we talk about the areas that are difficult to cover” and therefore its places cannot be divided. .

“At Semergen we thought that it was not necessary to create an Emergency MIR, but rather an area of ​​specialization. If they have opted for the creation of the specialty, it must meet certain needs, which is why the administration must plan the necessary places and create new onesnot to divide ours,” he says forcefully.

How Emergencies affects empty Family places

To the question of whether The new Emergency Room positions may negatively affect the number of empty vacancies.Gamero assures that “it is a possibility”, and therefore those responsible for health must “take this aspect into account when creating new places for Emergency Medicine.” This 2024, after the official allocation, Familia ended up with 459 vacant places, its highest number to date. This number was reduced to 246 places after the extraordinary assignment was held.

Pilar Rodríguez Ledo, president of the Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG), agrees with Gamero in his vision of How should the distribution of places be?. The doctor assures this medium that “no specialty can be detrimental to another” and that from the specialty “they will try to defend the development of Family independently of the new Emergency training.”

“The creation of a specialty cannot be to the detriment of another”

Furthermore, the president comments that, before proposing new positions, the administration “must do its homework” and address the problem of empty Family vacancies from the root. “We must decisively promote the specialty, include Family Medicine in the degree, and correctly calculate the need for personnel in Primary Care. If it is not done, it does not matter how the places are distributed, because it will not be successful,” says Rodríguez Ledo.

Promotion of the Family training program

Likewise, he comments that when creating the new Emergency and Urgency positions, they must weigh the needs of both the new specialty and Family. The training program project presented by the Executive contemplates two years of trunking between both specialties, which will share the first two years of residency. “Although they share 50 percent, they are two specialties that face two healthcare responses. The planning of both must be well calculated,” he says.

Rodríguez Ledo emphasizes the need to “defend” Family and reiterates that the creation of a specialty cannot “go to the detriment” of another that already exists. “We have to empower all the specialists. In our case, advance development independently of emergencies. For example, we need our updated training program to come out,” concludes Pilar Rodríguez Ledo.

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