The closed number test now has water on all sides. Today, after two years, even students who are excluded from the 2017 election will be able to take courses. The state council ruled this way: the administrative judges accepted the appeals of those who could not find a seat two years ago, as has already happened (with a previous ruling) with another 250 candidates left without last year's test.
The motivation lies in the fact that for the 2019 and 2020 school years, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health increased the availability of seats: 1600 more. According to the judges, this means that universities had a chance to welcome them a year ago. Or two years ago.
Not only that, the judges in the decision to accept the applicants explicitly refer to the need for a doctor in Italian healthcare institutions. Basically: If there are no doctors in the ward or emergency department, so much so that they think about how to look for them without specialization or retirement age, why exclude white coats from medical colleges? "There is news – writes judges in the ordinance – about an increase of about 1,600 total seats: this increase, even if forecast for the academic years 2019 and 2020, is not only an indicator of the underestimation of the seats available in training so far, but it also seems to more closely match predictable future health needs. "
Therefore, according to the principle outlined by the State Council, there could be a total of 1,600 more seats for candidates for 2018 and as many for 2017. But that could go backwards over the years, as long as there are still students to enter medicine.
This year, for example, 68,694 students who applied for one of the 12701 available seats applied for the Medicine and Dental Test. A difficult task, even if, compared to the past, the number of tenders published was more numerous: the very 1600 that are now shaking the closed number of previous years.
"For years, we have denied the miscalculation of claims – said Francesco Leone, Simona Fell and Floriana Barbata, partners of the law firm Leone-Fell – a calculation that then results in the number of job vacancies. It is clear that the faculty's ability to admit students is underestimated: in 2014, for example, competition had a serious irregularity linked to the maturity of bonuses, and we managed to attract at least 4,000 people with complaints. the number of additional members created problems ».
The issue of a limited number of tests is more open than ever, even in Parliament, where possible reform is being evaluated to allow more candidates to be admitted. "If the state really wants to receive more medical students – explains Rector Sapienze, Eugenio Gaudio, former dean of medicine – must invest in structures and teachers. This is not the case today: specialization scholarships are missing, so increasing the number of graduates means tightening the educational flow even more "Obviously, we will welcome the applicants, but they will inevitably experience the inconvenience of entering courses that have already begun in a university structure that is already saturated with members."
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