He Council of Ministers approved the allocation of €516,000 to Navarre to increase ten seats in UPNA medical degree and 2023/2024 academic year.
There are 706 seats in the country as a whole, boosted by a global central government subsidy of 52 million.
Thus, the goal is to improve the quality of the degree, to increase in the medium term the number of doctors attacked by universities, in order to promote access to medical training. In addition, and in the long term, the availability of medical workers as a partial measure against the shortage of medical workers in certain specialties.
In addition, it is designed to meet the needs outlined in the studies on resource needs for medical professionals published by the Ministry of Health and, in particular, in the report published in March 2021 with a time horizon of 2021-2035.
This report confirms the insufficient number of students graduating from medical faculties due to the offer of places in specialized medical training (MID) and the need for specialists in some specialties, such as family and community medicine.