Celia Gómez, director of Professional Planning of the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health continues to work on updating the training programs for medical specialties. After the recent approval of the Psychiatry MIR program, the portfolio led by Carolina Darías has published the new training plan for the specialty of Legal and Forensic Medicine, as well as the evaluation criteria of their training specialists.
One of the main novelties brought about by this new Official Specialty Program (POE) is the changes in rotations What should the MIR of Legal and Forensic Medicine do? According to the rule published in the Official State Gazette (BOE), for the acquisition of skills during the four years of training, it will be rotated by fifteen specialties.
The bulk of rotations will be undertaken in the first year MIR, where the doctor will go through: Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, between one and two months; Rehabilitation, one month; Radiodiagnosis, one month; Pediatrics and its Specific Areas, one month; Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, between two and four months:; Family and Community Medicine/Internal Medicine, between one and three months; Pathological Anatomy, between one and two months; Medical Units of the Provincial Directorates of the National Social Security Institute or Occupational Illness Units of the Mutual Collaborators of the Social Security or Hospital Occupational Risk Prevention Services; one month; and Disability assessment and guidance teams, one month.
Some rotations that during the second year They will cover a month in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a visit to the Legal and Forensic Psychiatry units divided into: Criminal (4 months), Civil (4 months) and others (one month).
In the Third year training the rotations will focus on the forensic fieldbeing divided as follows: Forensic Pathology (six months) and Forensic Laboratory (5 months divided into one month in Toxicology and four in others).
With respect to last year MIRthe CMedico-Legal and Forensic Clinic becomes the protagonist with up to nine months of training spread over a six-month stay in Bodily Injury Assessment (VDC), one in Minor Forensic Medicine and another two in the Comprehensive Forensic Assessment Unit (UVFI) and Sexual Violence. Also, she’s on a two-month voluntary rotation.
Competences of the specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine
With these rotations and the evaluation of the skills acquired, the POE of Legal and Forensic Medicine seeks that the doctor acquires at the end of his training period the “necessary” competencies” in solving the “medico-legal issues which raises the application and development of law in its criminal, civil, social and contentious-administrative facets and understand its humanitarian, social, cultural or historical significance”.
Also purchase the knowledge of the organization and management of the Institutes of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences and public or private hospital services of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences”.
Finally, the necessary knowledge is obtained to be able to carry out a scientific investigation in the field of specialty and the skills stipulated in the programs.
What are the requirements for teaching units?
Regarding the accreditation of teaching units, there must be a structure in accordance with the minimum established in the POE of Legal and Forensic Medicine. These go through having a Teaching Commission, in accordance with the regulation established by the corresponding autonomous community; appoint a Head of studies; and have accredited tutors in the specialty.
In addition, this structure must cause it to be possible to maintain the ratio of one guardian for every five residentsat most, and that the provisions established in the autonomous communities or the Ministry of Justice are complied with, regarding their accreditation and appointment.
As for the resources, the Teaching Unit must have a digital medical record; classrooms or meeting rooms; audiovisual media; virtual library and skills lab.
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