Outstanding graduates from the Faculty of Medicine are no news. The raw materials used at the University Center are exceptional. This is proved by court notes, with which more than 250 new entrants arrive every year. And what happens after that. In tests as demanding as the MIR exam, the University of Granada is the Andalusian faculty with the best results. In this last call, greatly compounded by the persistence of the pandemic, 91.7% of UGR graduates managed to cross the cut-off mark and 37.3% of the students who graduated from the PTS faculty were called the strong group or the 73rd percentileAccording to the results released by the Ministry of Health.
Two UGR graduates have been placed among the best graders in this exam. Daniel Munoz Barba (with number 124 on a list.) More than 11,000 people submitted) and Raul Fernandez García (No. 128) completed his medical studies at UGR. He has prepared with the required intensity for the MIR test and now resides in the same centre, the Virgen de las Nieves in Granada. The first has chosen Surgical Medical Dermatology and Venereology, while the second has chosen the Digestive Systems specialty.
The first year of these two young graduates was marked by the transfer of faculty from Avenida de Madrid to the new PTS building. Those were complicated moments, of which Munoz Barba remembers above all mobility problems. After that, both of them had to face the pandemic in the last stage of their studies. They were in fifth grade when the decision was taken to suspend face-to-face teaching to go online. “He updated quite well from university,” says Valdepenero, who also had to process a special permit to return to Granada for notes. The sixth year, which is devoted to internships in health centers in medicine, known as rotation, was also marked by difficulties. The pandemic had to accommodate the inclusion of students in the internship program, which generated uncertainty and protest, Almerian recalls. “Those were difficult moments” Comment on it.
They can say that so helpful that everything comes out. His training phase at the faculty was followed by a preparatory course for MIR. In the case of Daniele Munoz, from home and at the MIR Asturias Academy. “At first it is difficult to adapt to the routine,” he confesses of these months of work, to which he has devoted up to eleven hours of study a day to prepare the agenda. “Physically it shows” the effect of so long in front of the notes, he says. Ahead of the examination, the ministry’s decision not to establish a specific protocol for positive cases (meaning anyone who lost years could not attend the test due to Covid) left this young man “afraid of a contagion”. For” decided to differentiate itself. Which will ruin all the hard work. In this he agrees with Raul Fernandez, who trained under CTO Granada. Fear of infection “affects us all”, In fact, it forced him to change his routine and only interacted with a very narrow group of people.
Before those last moments, Raul Fernandez explains that the key to preparing the MIR was to maintain a steady routine for most of the year, with a final sprint of three months, in which the study day lasted twelve hours. He prepared himself “as best as possible” along with the other allies of the UGR. The routine he mentioned included days of intense study, but with breaks to play sports, a resource Daniel Munoz also used. He had time to ride a bike and “get my nerves off” before the exam. Once done, and with the simulation of merit, came the satisfaction of a spectacular result for both. Munoz chose the specialty of dermatology, which he does at the Virgen de las Nieves. “I also enjoy the consultation and operating room”, he explains of the reason for his choice. “It was clear to me that I was going to live in Granada.”
For his part, Fernandez opted for a “very broad” specialty, which is dedicated to the digestive system. It allows work with “a large number of organs” and also stands for the interventionist part of it, lists the man of Almeria. “I saw a whole lot of it.” Further, the three-year residency that would complement their training and their vision of the profession in which they came from business, an argument that, according to the Almería native, should also be taken care of. He explains of day-to-day life, “The worst that happens is living in the first person.”