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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X

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AYUSO RAYA, María Candelaria et al. Choice for family medicine posts in Castilla-La Mancha in the 2011 and 2013 MIR entrance examinations. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.2, pp.96-102. ISSN 2386-8201.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2014000200003.

Objective: To establish priority given to the choice for family medicine (FM) posts in Castilla-La Mancha among MIR 2011 and 2013 candidates who chose this community and factors associated with this choice. Method: Cross-sectional study. Scope: Academic. Participants: 279 candidates in 2011 and 206 in 2013. Main analysed data and results: the following was obtained from the ministry of health website; number of candidates, sex and chosen city and specialization. Additional information on Castilla-La Mancha University graduates was available. Statistical analysis: likelihood of FM post choice related to candidate order and overall number and was based on other variables (Kaplan-Meier). Results: In 2011, FM was chosen by 34.4%. The median of the number who chose FM was 7,701 (interquartile range [IQR]: 4.962-10.430), significantly higher than other specializations (p<0,0001). There were no differences in sex for the choice of FM compared to other specializations. Those of the Castilla-La Mancha University opted for FM in lower numbers than the rest (medians: 4.463 and 8.980), although in a lower proportion (13.2 and 37.8% respectively) (p<0,00001). The corresponding results in 2013 were: 34% opt for FM; median: 7.362 (RI: 4.765-8.541) (p<0,0001); no differences by sex; those of the Castilla-La Mancha University chose FM in lower number (6.704 and 7.622) and proportion (19.05 y 35.68%, respectively) (p=0,004). Conclusion: The choice of FM posts in Castilla-La Mancha is made in high numbers from the MIR entrance examinations. The graduates in Albacete choose it in higher numbers than other candidates, although they show little interest in it.

Keywords : Education Medical; Undergraduate Studies; Family Practice.

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