MIR 2023: closes with 131 vacancies in Family Medicine

  • Health MIR 2023: 202 places in Family and Community Medicine remain unfilled in this call
  • profession MIR 2023: a “dense” exam of “medium difficulty”

The MIR 2023 election closes with a bitter result for Family and Community Medicine: 131 vacancies have remained of the 202 that remained after the first call. Despite having 2,445 voters available for this second round, only 80 have been interested in any of the available vacancies and, in the end, Only 71 places have been awarded, just over 35% of those available.

The 131 empty places are divided between Aragon (fifteen), Asturias (1), Cantabria (4), Castile and León (40), Catal


to (8),




(33) and


(14). Only La Rioja has managed to cover in this extraordinary turn the 2 places that had run out of R1. In total, 5.3% of the 2,455 places offered have remained free.

Family, worse than last year

The MIR award of 2022 ended with four specialties not covered (

Work Medicine


preventive medicine and public health

microbiologist and parasitologist

and Family and Community Medicine) during the regular appeal, which was then expected to be the only one.

In the case of Family Medicine, the MIR 2022 election closed with 93 vacancies, 83 less than this year. Microbiology was left with 2, Preventive Medicine with 8 and Occupational Medicine also with 8 uncovered in the first round, but later they were elected by non-EU citizens who were able to participate in the second appeal that was improvised weeks after the election closed.

This has been the second round MIR 2023

The last voter who has opted for Family is the number


which will be formed in the health area of ​​Don Benito-Villanueva de la Serena.

There is

24 applicants

convened in this session belonging to the disability quota, 2 of them process your request.

There are 453 applicants summoned belonging to the non-EU quota

, 41 of them process a place request. An appeal presented by the applicant with order number 7,093, who chooses the order number 6,746, was considered. This person has processed the application for a position in this session.

In total, 8,347 places have been awarded, 4.7% more than last year, with 7,970, for the

effort of the Ministry of Health in increasing places

as he has indicated to this medium, without commenting for the moment on the situation of Family Medicine.

Reactions from professionals

The member of the Young Doctors of the OMC,

domingo sanchez

, considers that “we are facing a critical situation in the Specialized Health Training model and in access to it”. For this reason, he wonders “what plans does the ministry have to mitigate or work on it”

He assures that from the Council they have sent more than a dozen proposals and that they are “

open to work

and try to see how we can help because we are in a critical situation and it can jeopardize the availability of future specialists for the health system”.

“Here we have shown, not only that we are aware of reality and have worked on it by sending these proposals, but also that we are once again fully available because we are very concerned about what might happen in the future.”

Sheila Justo, MIR member of CESM, interprets that, in practice,

thanks to the “repeche” of candidates

(since the rest are part of the disability and non-EU quotas),

28 places have been covered

, because otherwise “there would have been 159 empty places”. “

They are unrecoverable MIR places

and what they reflect is the failure of the system”.

The fact that the assignment is not in real time makes the choice difficult, especially in Family Medicine

because you cannot know in the order in which you are when you choose the teaching unit”. would like to rotate.

“If they do not implement urgent measures for the provision of primary care doctors in health policies both at the central and regional levels, the system is not sustainable. It is that crude,” he says.

It also regrets that they have information from communities that hire non-specialist doctors, which may be causing voters to discard it, for which reason it calls for control measures.

“Communities should not lower the training requirements of professionals, that violates the safety and quality of the system


Justo also asks to be

implement the agreed measures in the different communities to improve conditions

of the practice of primary care physicians, such as the limitation of schedules, among other reasons to improve the quality of care.

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