Last Tuesday, July 5, the Secretary for Academic Affairs of the College of Medical Sciences, headed by Carlos Reyes Toso, reported last-year medical students about a series of changes to the Annual Alternating Training (IAR) track. ). In the statement they reported that “as of 08/08/2022, the two shifts, guards, volunteers, off-program courses, may no longer be used to replace weeks of face-to-face activity.” This means that those students who want to apply “hours” to be able to finish the degree early and therefore be able to pass a residency exam or look for another career alternative cannot do so.
Another problematic point arises from the option to choose between doing an internship in primary care centers (CESAC) for a period of 20 weeks, or in hospital centers for a period of 32 weeks. In other words, educational training is limited to a specific sector, hospital or primary care, since the latter does not have practices in surgical specialties. All this added to the poor supply of classes that students have been denouncing year after year, and the lack of medical teaching support during shifts, which makes this training example, one of the most essential on a practical level, almost non-existent.
These modifications irritated the student body, as they represent another obstacle, in addition to being an example of training that is not paid (unlike other countries where fees are received) and where the academic institution offers no insurance guarantees, nor minimal elements of biosecurity, such as chinstraps .
These actions turned out to be another symptom of a series of problems affecting the college that are expressed in demands such as the quotas of subjects in hospital teaching units (UDH), a demand made by professors emeritus. Pharmacology that requires appointment and renewal of positions, which is not limited to the subject or chair, but the entire faculty is supported by the work of teachers who have no labor or remuneration rights.
It’s not random measures, but it’s about the budget adjustment that government after government (whether the front of the whole or together for change) in education and health, which does not allow students to take courses in ideal and safe conditions, which has to compete for the few vacancies In hospitals, which do not even have adequate supplies for quality care of the population.
The outlook is not auspicious in perspective. Last Monday, the new Economy Minister Silvina Patakis announced a set of items designed specifically for the International Monetary Fund. More fiscal consolidation, among other measures will only worsen the social situation. No announcement in favor of the vast majority, no improvement in wages, housing, health or education. exactly the contrary, A shortfall in the implementation of 55,000 million pesos from the education budget was noteda clear example of where they refer to the modification.
I’m studying medicine and I’m a teaching assistant, I see how they made the upper floors of #fmed A branch of the multinational Roemmers, while our classrooms are falling apart.
In the college that Gilby governs, there are 10,000 “honor” teachers who work for free.
– jeremarty (@jeremartyy) June 24, 2022
On the other hand, a new space (radical at the national level and part of Together for Change) Student Center Leadership (CECiM) promotes Measures like pinwheelsIt aims only to privatize and elitist faculty, without responding to the cases of university dropouts, which are increasing with the crisis, and pushing many young people into precarious jobs. Added to this, and The new brigadier general, Louis Proscoepart of the same political space, In an interview with La Nación, he retracted a proposal to change the study plana procedure without consultation with students and educators intended to reduce content for inclusion in paid postgraduate courses.
It is essential that these issues and changes, from those of the IAR to those of the Study Plan, are discussed with everyone involved in the educational activity, not behind our backs. Let CECIM hold a meeting so that the students’ voice is heard!
From En Clave Roja, we have accompanied the claim of students, we believe that in the context of a deep economic crisis, which is driving thousands to search for things to be able to sustain a life that is increasingly difficult to face, falling into jobs is not exactly marked by stability or professional development, but by exploitation and instability It is necessary to organize ourselves. For this reason, we participated in rallies to build strength from below and took to the streets, like last July 9 against the government’s criminal agreement with the International Monetary Fund, which takes every dollar to fund the macrista scam.