The closed number test now has water on all sides. Today, even after two years, students who are excluded from the 2017 selection will also be able to participate in the courses. The Cabinet decided it: the administrative judges accepted the appeal of those who could not find a place two years ago, which had already happened (with a previous decision) to another 250 candidates who were released from last year's test.
The motivation lies in the fact that the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health for the academic year 2019-2020 have increased access to places: 1600 more. According to the judges, this means that the universities had the opportunity to welcome them even a year ago. Or two years ago.
Not only that, the judges who decide to accept the applicants explicitly refer to the need for doctors at Italian health care facilities. In essence: if there are no doctors in the department or emergency services, so much to think about having to find them without specialization or retirement age, why exclude prospective white coats from medical faculties? "There is news – the judges write in the regulation – about the increase of about 1,600 total seats: this increase, although provided for the 2019/2020 academic year, is not just an indication that the major seats so far are in the education offering , but it also seems to be more in line with foreseeable future health needs ".
Therefore, according to the principle stated by the Cabinet, there could be a total of 1,600 more seats available for the 2018 candidates, and the same number for 2017. But it may decline over the years, as long as there are still students available to enter medicine.
This year, for example, 68,694 students enrolled in the Drug and Dental Test and ran in one of the 12701 available places. A difficult task, even if the number of tenders compared to the previous was more: precisely the 1600 who now shake the closed number of previous years.
"We have for many years condemned the wrong calculation of claims – explained Francesco Leone, Simona Fell and Floriana Barbata, partners of the law firm Leone-Fell – a calculation that then gives rise to the number of prohibited services. Today, the Cabinet replaces the Ministry once again by state the number of additional services for 2017. It is obvious that the faculty's ability to receive students is underestimated: In 2014, for example, the competition had a serious irregularity, linked to the bonus maturity, and with appeals we managed to get at least 4 thousand more people in. One thousand thousand only in Palermo and it does not seem to me that the number of additional members has created problems ».
The issue of the limited number test is more open than ever, even in Parliament where a possible reform is being evaluated to give access to a larger number of candidates. "If the state really wants to welcome more students in the medical faculty – explains Sapienza Rector, Eugenio Gaudio, former dean of medicine – he must invest in structures and teachers. Today, this is not the case: the specialization grants are lacking, so the number of medical candidates means that Of course, we will welcome the applicants, but for them it will inevitably be a hassle to go with the courses that have already been started, however, in a university structure already saturated by members. "
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