Spain

PART ONE Professional recognition in your country

1.1. Which organisation recognises doctors eligible to practice in your country?
In case your country has more then one organisation which can provide professional recognition, please attach to this survey a simple list of names and websites where we can acquire more information.

NAME: MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN, CULTURA Y DEPORTE.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION (PROFESSIONAL, GOVERNMENT, ETC.) TRADE UNION AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION: GOVERNMENT.

ADDRESS: LOS MADRAZO, 15 - 28014 MADRID.

PHONE NUMBER: (+34) 910 837 937
FAX: THERE IS NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

CONTACT PERSON: THERE IS NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

E-MAIL: THERE IS NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE

WEBSITE (S): https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/portada.html

1.2. What requirements/documents are necessary for a foreign doctor to practice medicine?
i.e. language skills, medical degree, insurance, immigration status.
  • MEDICAL DEGREE
  • BE MEMBERSHIP IN THE PROVINCE YOU ARE GOING TO PRACTICE THE MEDICINE
  • FOR EUROPEAN CITIZEN IT IS NOT NECESSARY ANY VISA
  • FOR NON-EUROPEAN CITIZEN A WORK VISA IT’S COMPULSORY
  • ID NUMBER
  • NUMBER OF AFFILIATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY
  • CERTIFIED PHOTOCOPY OF THE DIPLOMA OF C1 OR C2 LEVEL OF SPANISH (FOR THOSE PEOPLE FROM NON SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES).

Where else can we find more information?
http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2014/11/22/pdfs/BOE-A-2014-12098.pdf
https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2008/02/15/pdfs/A08351-08355.pdf
http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/index.html

1.3. Are there any application deadlines (if so, when)?
Furthermore, how long does the professional recognition procedure usually take?

TO HOMOLOGATE THE TITLE USUALLY TAKES 9 TO 12 MONTHS

Where else can we find more information?     

HTTP://WWW.EDUCACIONYFP.GOB.ES/SERVICIOS-AL-CIUDADANO-MECD

1.4. Are there any sort of examinations/interviews to apply for Medical Professional Recognition?

NOT REALLY, YOU HAVE TO ACCREDIT YOU ARE A DOCTOR AND YOU HAVE PRACTICE THE MEDICINE IN A GOOD WAY IN YOUR COUNTRY BY A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY OF YOUR NATIONAL MEDICAL COUNCIL.

ONE OF THE DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR COLEGIARSE AND WORK AS A DOCTOR IN OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IS THE ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE.
THIS CERTIFICATE IS ISSUED BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF OFFICIAL COLLEGES OF PHYSICIANS BASED ON THE DATA PROVIDED BY THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF THE PROVINCES WHERE IT IS OR HAS BEEN COLLEGIAL AND HAS A VALIDITY OF THREE MONTHS            
Where else can we find more information?  

HTTPS://EURAXESS.EC.EUROPA.EU/SPAIN/WHAT-PROCEDURE-RECOGNITION-OR-EQUIVA...

HTTPS://WWW.CGCOM.ES/CERTIFICADOIDONEIDAD

1.5.1. What kind of professional medical degrees are there in your country?

MEDICINE’S DEGREE

1.5.2. How do you access each degree?

THROUGH UNIVERSITY

PART TWO Training in your country

2.1. Which organisation is responsible for medical training in your country?
In case your country has more than one organisation with this function, please attach to this survey a simple list of names and websites where we can acquire more information.

NAME: MINISTERIO DE SANIDAD, CONSUMO Y BIENESTAR SOCIAL

ADDRESS Paseo del Prado, 18-20, planta baja, esquina con Lope de Vega. 28014 Madrid.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION (PROFESSIONAL, GOVERNMENT, ETC.):
PHONE NUMBER: 901 400 100 / 91 596 10 89 / 91 596 10 90
 
FAX: 915 96 44 80.

CONTACT PERSON:        

E-MAIL: oiac@mscbs.es

WEBSITE:  https://www.mscbs.gob.es/home.htm

2.2. Besides professional recognition, is there any other requirement for a doctor to start his training/begin to work (i.e. examination, clerkship, internship)? Namely, which documents/examinations are necessary when applying for training/job?

YES IT IS NECESSARY TO DO A NATIONAL EXAM

 

  • 790 MODEL
  • PAY THE TAXES
  • COMPULSATE PHOTOCOPY’S NIE
  • COMPULSATE PHOTOCOPY OF DEGREE TITLE.
  • CERTIFICATE OF GRADES ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY  
  • CERTIFIED PHOTOCOPY OF THE DIPLOMA OF C1 OR C2 LEVEL OF SPANISH (FOR THOSE PEOPLE FROM NON SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES).
2.2.1. Where are training positions advertised?
2.3. Are there any application deadlines (if so, which)?

YES IT DEPENDS ON THE CONVOCATORY:  https://www.mscbs.gob.es/home.htm

Where else can we find more information?     

https://fse.mscbs.gob.es/fseweb/view/index.xhtml

2.4. How do applicants choose what and where they would like to train?

AFTER DOING THE EXAM, DEPENDING THE NUMBER YOU HAVE OBTANIED YOU CAN APPLICANTS FROM DIFFERENT HOSPITALS ALL AROUND SPAIN.

Where else can we find more information?   

HTTPS://FSE.MSCBS.GOB.ES/FSEWEB/VIEW/INDEX.XHTML

2.5. Is there a fee/tuition for attending a training programme?

No, currently attending a training programme in Spain is remunerated.    

Where else can we find more information?

HTTPS://WWW.BOE.ES/BUSCAR/ACT.PHP?ID=BOE-A-2006-17498

2.6. Do trainees receive a salary during training?

Yes

2.6.1. Moreover, what is the current salary and is overtime paid?

IT DEPENDS ON THE REGION YOU WORK. NORMALLY, THE BASE SALARY IS AROUND 1.000€/MO, AND WITH SHIFTS, GOES TO 2.000€. SALARY INCREASES EACH YEAR.

2.6.2. What type of contracts are there? How long are the working and on-calls times?

TRAINING PROGRAMMES ARE FROM 4 TO 5 YEARS. EACH YEAR YOU MUST SIGN A NEW CONTRACT.

2.6.3. Are sick leave, vacation days, maternity leave, voluntary work allowed and do they entail a reduction of salary?

YES YOU HAVE RIGHT TO SICK LEAVE, VACATION DAYS AND MATERNITY LEAVE, NONE OF WHICH ENTAIL A REDUCTION OF SALARY.
     
Where else can we find more information?

HTTPS://WWW.BOE.ES/BUSCAR/ACT.PHP?ID=BOE-A-2006-17498

2.7. In general terms, how is the training assessment done?
i.e. exams, evaluations, interviews, appraisal

AT THE END OF EACH YEAR A REPORT IS DELIVERED IN WHICH ALL THE ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE YEAR ARE INCLUDED. IN ADDITION, EACH QUARTER YOU SHOULD HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH YOUR TUTOR.

Where else can we find more information?

HTTPS://WWW.BOE.ES/BUSCAR/ACT.PHP?ID=BOE-A-2006-17498

PART THREE Other details about training/working in your country

3.1. Is mobility possible inside and outside the country during your training?

YES THERE ARE SOME MONTHS DURING WHICH YOU CAN GO TO OTHER HOSPITALS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SPAIN.

Where else can we find more information?
   
HTTP://WWW.MSCBS.GOB.ES/PROFESIONALES/FORMACION/INFGRALRNEF.HTM

3.2. How many trainees are there in your country?
Divided, if possible, by in each speciality.

IT DEPENDS ON THE YEAR AND ITS CONVOCATORY. APPROXIMATELY AROUND 6800.

Where else can we find more information?        

HTTPS://FSE.MSCBS.GOB.ES/FSEWEB/VIEW/PUBLIC/CONVACTUAL/PLAZASOFERTADAS/B...

3.3. What are the success, training drop-out and post-training employment rates?

THE SUCCESS OF OUR PROGRAMMES IS REALLY HIGH - AROUND 90%, THE TRAINING DROP-OUT RATE IS AROUND 5-10% (DEPENDING ON THE SPECIALTY) AND THE POST-TRAINING EMPLOYMENT RATES ARE 70-90%, DEPENDING AGAIN ON THE SPECIALTY.
            
Where else can we find more information?
   
HTTPS://WWW.MSCBS.GOB.ES/PROFESIONALES/FORMACION/NECESIDADESPECIALISTAS/DOC/11-NECESIDADESMESPECIALISTAS(2010-2025).PDF

3.4. Is there an accreditation procedure for training centres (and do they include visitations)?

YES, THE MINISTRY IS IN CHARGE OF THIS WORK.                     

Where else can we find more information?

HTTPS://WWW.MSCBS.GOB.ES/PROFESIONALES/FORMACION/ACREDOCCNTUNIFORSANESP.HTM

3.5. Is there any national recertification/revalidation scheme to practice?

THERE IS A KIND OF PERIODIC VALIDATION OF THE MEMBERSHIP.
                     
Where else can we find more information?  

HTTPS://WWW.CGCOM.ES/OFICINA_ACREDITACION

3.6. Are there any differences in the application procedure according to the country of origin of a trainee?
3.7.1. Are there any restrictions for a foreign doctor who is undergoing training in your country to work there afterwards?

NO IF HE/SHE IS FROM ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY. BUT IF HE/SHE IS FROM A NON EUROPEAN COUNTRY, A VISA IS NEEDED TO WORK HERE.
            
Where else can we find more information?

HTTP://WWW.EXTERIORES.GOB.ES/EMBAJADAS/VILNIUS/ES/EMBAJADA/SECCI%C3%B3NC...

3.7.2. Moreover, is it possible for a trainee undergoing training in another EU/EEA country to do part of his training in your country? If so, what are the necessary requirements/documents?

IT IS NECESSARY TO CONTACT DIRECTLY WITH THE HOSPITAL THE TRAINEE WANTS TO GO. DEPENDING ON THE HOSPITAL THEY ASK YOU FOR DETERMINED INFORMATION.

3.8. Please summarise the general timeline between the time where a doctor has just graduated until he has attained a final senior post as an independent medical doctor.
In other words, please describe, in general terms, the training of a junior doctor in your country.

THE TRAINING OF A  JUNIOR DOCTOR IN SPAIN TAKES FROM 4 TO 5 YEARS DEPENDING ON THE SPECIALTY.

Where else can we find more information?      
   
HTTP://WWW.MSCBS.GOB.ES/PROFESIONALES/FORMACION/INFGRALRNEF.HTM

3.9. Is it compulsory to have malpractice (or any other) insurance?

IT IS NOT COMPULSORY BUT RECOMMENDED

3.10. What is the general perspective/position on immigration of medical trainees to your country?

THE GENERAL PERSPECTIVE ON IMMIGRATION OF MEDICAL TRAINEES TO SPAIN IS OVERARCHINGLY POSITIVE, HOWEVER, THE SIGNIFICANT DIFFICULTY AND WORK REQUIRED TO ENTER TRAINING FOR CERTAIN SPECIALIZATIONS CAN CREATE A SENSE OF UNJUSTNESS IF DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE POSITIONS ARE ACCEPTING AN ABUNDANCE OF FOREIGN TRAINEES.

3.11. What is the general perspective/position on emigration of medical trainees to foreign countries?

Medical trainees are appreciative of the opportunity to train in a foreign country, especially if can be advantageous for their curriculum.

3.12. Are there any restrictions in your country to comply with the consolidated version of EU 2005/36?

NO

EU directive on the recognition of professional qualifications - Download

3.13. Which organisation(s) specialise in assisting doctors in legal and work matters?
i.e. trade unions, medical chambers, other organizations.

THE SPANISH MEDICAL ORGANISATION IS THE TRADE UNION AND REPRESENTATIVE BODY FOR DOCTORS IN SPAIN AND CAN AID WITH EMPLOYMENT MATTERS. ALSO DOCTORS UNIONS CAN HELP IN THIS MATTER.

HTTPS://WWW.CGCOM.ES/CERTIFICADOIDONEIDAD

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