A total of 701 health from the province of Las Palmas have met since 3 pm this afternoon in the University campus of Tafira from the capital of Gran Canaria to take the specialized sanitary training exam, with the hope of choosing one of the positions convened by the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Welfare.
The five-hour test consists of 235 questions and is carried out simultaneously throughout the national territory. Of these 701 applicants, 348 access the EIR (Resident Nurse) exam; 290 to the MIR (Resident Medical Intern); 40 to the PIR (Resident Internal Psychologist); 15 to FIR (Resident Internal Pharmacist); 5 to the BIR (Internal Resident Biologist), 1 to the QIR (Resident Internal Chemist); and 2 to the RFIR (Resident Internal Radiophysicist).
Likewise, the number of opponents is higher than that recorded in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where the figure has been translated into 677 health graduates. However, in Las Palmas there have been more nurses than doctors, while in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the opposite has occurred with 220 aspirants to the EIR, compared to the 312 that the MIR has registered.
Some of the professionals who showed up this afternoon to the test wanted to highlight the "complexity" of the test. "We have not been informed of any change, but it is exhausting to spend five hours in an exam where we all play a card," said Moisés Peñate, who came to take the MIR exam hoping to get a place in Traumatology.