Government to Recruit Over 13,000 Medical SpecialistsBy Antonio Gozain | Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:00
After the controversy caused by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s decision to hire Cuban doctors to cover a shortage of general practitioners, the federal government published a national call for recruitment and hiring of medical specialists to cover 13,765 vacancies. The call will be open until June 3, 2022 and results will be announced on June 7, 2022, said Zoé Robledo, Director General, IMSS. “The positions guarantee attractive salaries for medical specialists who decide to provide their services and knowledge where they are most needed, in remote areas of high marginalization and poverty in our country. However, there are vacancies in cities too, in shifts that have historically been difficult to cover.”
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