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German Fajardo
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UNAM School of Health Sciences
The Director of the UNAM School of Health Sciences talks about the university’s efforts to support the country during the COVID-19 crisis.
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German Fajardo
Director
NAM School of Health Sciences

Rather than a lack of specialists, I think doctors are badly distributed. On average, there are two to three doctors per 1,000 inhabitants. However, in cases like Mexico City, the concentration of doctors can be three times higher than in other regions. This disparity should be addressed not only by universities but also through the National Health System. Around 8,000 doctors graduate from a specialty in Mexico every year but the available university placements are determined based on hospitals’ vacancies instead of the actual needs of the national population. Ideally, the government should have a way of organizing the country’s local and national health needs to have a clear idea of how many doctors and specialists are required by state, which would make it easier to distribute them.

Mexico Health Review interviewed the top universities in Mexico and other talent experts to understand where the gaps are and what programs are best…
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Germán Fajardo
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the UNAM School of Health Sciences
UNAM is the largest and most important public university in Mexico and Latin America.
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Germán Fajardo
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Germán Fajardo
Dean of the School of Medicine
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The School of Medicine at UNAM is one of the most prestigious and recognized in Mexico and Latin America.
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