Yesterday, a total of 74 doctors who have completed their specialty training period via MIR signed the contracts that will bind them to Sacyl for the next three years, within the Professional Loyalty Program launched by the Regional Health Management to retain talent trained in the centers of the Junta de Castilla y León. These are 57 positions for physicians who have completed hospital specialties, 16 for Family and Community Medicine and one for Pediatrics in Primary Care.
Thus, 74 of the 314 contracts offered by Sacyl for professionals who have completed their training period in the Community are covered, which means the acceptance of 23 percent, that is, slightly less than a quarter.
However, despite the low figure, it is better than the previous year, when only 15 percent of the supply was covered, according to sources from the Ministry of Health. It is true that on this occasion a novelty was included, such as the fact that professionals can have up to 25 percent of the day to continue with free postgraduate training and research.
By provinces, the new contracts for doctors in hospital specialties correspond to 13 in Valladolid; twelve, to Burgos; five are from Salamanca and as many from Zamora; in León, Palencia and Segovia, there are four contracts in each hospital center; three in El Bierzo; two in Soria and the same figure in Medina del Campo, and a contract in Aranda de Duero, Ávila and Miranda de Ebro. The only loyal pediatrician is located in the Primary Care Management of León. In the case of the 16 family doctors, they are divided between Valladolid (seven), León (five), Soria (three) and Burgos (one).
The Minister of Health, Alejandro Vázquez, already recognized in the presentation of the offer that the loyalty of the MIR is not an easy goal to achieve, since 60 percent of the resident doctors who are trained in the centers of Castilla y León they are from outside the Community and, therefore, have no roots.