Superior Education and UASD debate who will test medical graduates
The Ministry of Superior Education says that it is not right that one university of 14 that offer medicine degrees regulate the others. She said that the state university was granted that prerogative by the government in the past because there was not a government institution that oversaw higher education. With the creation of the Ministry of Superior Education (Mescyt), she said the UASD should no longer have that role. The UASD receives on average RD$15 million to validate the residency tests and wants to continue to be the institution to offer medical studies validation tests.
The UASD rector Ivan Grullon protested a bill that has passed in the Chamber of Deputies and is pending the vote of the senators that would eliminate medical internships and replace this with a single medical competencies examination (EUC) to be managed by the Mescyt. Minister Ligia Amada Melo says this would contribute to the improvement in the level of graduates. The Minister, nevertheless, agrees with the rector of the UASD in opposing the part of the bill that says that graduates that fail the test can still practice medicine in the primary care units of the government.
July 22, 2015
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