Quintana Roo GP’s travel to Merida for specialized medical training
10 Quintana Roo doctors began their preparation in Yucatan in different specialties; they expect to return to practice in their state in three years.
CHETUMAL, Q. Roo. — Doctors from Quintana Roo started their preparation in different specialties in Merida, Yucatan, in order to be better prepared to provide high quality medical attention to rural and urban areas’ residents in the state of Quintana Roo.
Ten general practitioners of the health sector started their preparation in specialties such as imaging, anesthesiology, gynecology and obstetrics on Wednesday March 1, a preparation which should conclude on February 28, 2020.
Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, head of the State Health Secretariat (Sesa), said that medical specialty training lasts for three years at the High Specialty Regional Hospital of the Yucatan Peninsula and the General Hospital Agustín O’Horán, located in the city of Merida, Yucatan.
“At the end of the training as specialized physicians, these professionals will return to Quintana Roo to strengthen the local medical infrastructure and hospital care services”, she said.
Aguirre Crespo also pointed out that 15 doctors from the National Medical Residency Program are incorporated into the hospitals of the institution to carry out their internal medicine residency in gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, anesthesiology and internal medicine at the General Hospitals of Chetumal and Cancun.
Aguirre Crespo explained that these interns will complete their one-year residence in Quintana Roo on February 28, 2018, and then they will move to the state of Yucatan to continue their education.
According to the Study of the Performance of Public Health Institutions in Mexico (Estudio del desempeño de las instituciones públicas de salud en México), Quintana Roo has 1.5 general practitioners per one thousand inhabitants, ranking in 18th place nationwide, in proportional relation to the number of physicians per thousand inhabitants.
The Rector of the University of Quintana Roo (Uqroo), Angel Rivero Palomo, said that the Health Sciences Division (División de Ciencias de la Salud: DCS) was created to generate human capital that can meet the needs of the medical sector.