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Head of IMSS reports over 9,200 doctors applied to fill positions across Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — To date, more than 9,200 doctors have registered on the government’s website to fill needed medical positions across the country. On Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo Aburto, reported on the hiring progress.

They reported that as of May 31, 9,275 doctors registered to fill the medical job vacancies across Mexico. A total of 13,765 vacancies are currently listed. They detailed that 74.1 percent of registrants averaged in age between 30 and 39 and that 51.1 percent were men and 48.9 percent of applicants were women.

According to their information, 66 percent of the applicants are specialists in internal medicine, medical-surgical emergency, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, anesthesiology and general surgery.

Aburto pointed out that the disparity of applications between states since Mexico City concentrates 5,258 and Colima only has 23 applicants. He also pointed out vacancies without any applications which include 3,339 positions, are located in municipalities with a population of less than 200,000.

Those municipalities, he said, are located in Chiapas, Michoacán and Veracruz. Meanwhile, 573 vacancies located in indigenous municipalities, including Chiapas, Hidalgo and Veracruz, have not received a single application.