Possible number of places for each specialty

Overcoming is an important part in the development of any health professional. Although his career is the longest that exists, after graduating from university it is possible to continue with academic training. Although there are many options to choose from, many aspire to be specialists. Looking ahead to the National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM) 2022, it is time to know the approximate number of places by specialty that will be granted.

What can be done after finishing university?

First of all, it is necessary to remember that it is not mandatory to present this test. It is also possible to study a master’s degree or seminar with official validity. The goal is always to have a better preparation to be able to have higher income.

Similarly, it is possible to pursue a career as a general practitioner without complications. It is a field in which personnel are always needed and their work is very important. Being the first contact, it is necessary to know a little about everything to achieve correct diagnoses in patients.

However, to be a specialist it is mandatory to present the ENARM. The general objective is to select Mexican and foreign general practitioners who aspire to complete a medical residency through a specialized university course.

The problem is that throughout the last editions there has been an unequal growth. More and more doctors are registering but the number of places available is still insufficient.

There are more and more places available

It was in the 2020 edition when there was a radical change. For the first time the available places were doubled. Thanks to this action, of the 42 thousand 423 professionals who supported it, 18 thousand 173 were selected, which represents a historical percentage of acceptance of 42.2 percent. Although it is an important change, it is still insufficient for the high load of applicants.

Although it is an important advance, it is still not enough. Still little more than half of those who present the ENARM are going to be rejected. Therefore, it is necessary that the increase in places be maintained in order to end the deficit of specialists that has existed for decades in Mexico.

Another important point is that ENARM 2022 does not offer the same places for each specialty. In some the spaces are larger because they are the most requested by the country’s population. On the other hand, in others the places are minimal and just a handful of young people achieve their goal.

Until now, the total number of spaces that will be in the ENARM 2022 has not yet been revealed. But what can be done is a forecast based on what happened in the last two editions of the test.

The specialties with the most places available

In this way, from the annual reports published by the Interinstitutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources for Health (CIFRHS) we share the spaces that can be expected for each specialty.

  • Pathological Anatomy – 222
  • Anesthesiology – 1,683
  • Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics – 34
  • Quality of Clinical Care – 28
  • General Surgery – 1,646
  • Epidemiology – 263
  • Medical Genetics – 38
  • Geriatrics – 595
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics – 1,285
  • Imaging, Diagnostic and Therapeutic – 531
  • Sports and Physical Activity Medicine – 15
  • Rehabilitation Medicine – 449
  • Emergency Medicine – 1,962
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine – 115
  • Family Medicine – 3,582
  • Internal Medicine – 2,142
  • Legal Medicine – 5
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – 14
  • Preventive Medicine – 12
  • Pulmonology – 145
  • Ophthalmology – 271
  • Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – 159
  • Clinical Pathology – 43
  • Pediatrics – 1,381
  • Psychiatry – 341
  • Radiation Oncology – 50
  • Traumatology and Orthopedics – 899

It is necessary to emphasize that these are not definitive figures. Although due to recent behavior similar numbers are expected for this year. In any case, remember that the higher your final score, the more likely you are to get a place.