Veronika Skvortsova: the number of budget places in medical schools will increase by 2.5% in 2019

The number of budget ordinator in medical institutions of the country in 2019 is expected to increase 2.5 times. This was announced at a meeting with the staff of the Oncology center in the Vladimir region on September 7, Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova.

“Last year was 4 thousand places, and next year we will have 11.5 thousand” – quotes its TASS. According to the Minister, it will give “the opportunity to cover all relevant sectoral deficits”.

“We are investing unprecedented resources in the development of human direction. We increase the number of budget places – graduate studies in universities, it is 5-6 years of education. Next year we have funded places will have 22.5 thousand per year”, – said Veronika Skvortsova.

The Director of the Department of medical education and personnel policy in health care, Ministry of health of Russia Tatyana Semenova at the meeting of the Council of rectors of medical and pharmaceutical higher educational institutions encouraged to carefully analyze the numbers of applications for admission to the residency, in order to avoid distortions. According to her, the country lacks radiologists, psychiatrists, geriatric, emergency physicians, radiotherapists, neonatologists and other specialists.