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Similar to the United States Medical Licensing Examination steps used in the USA, Mexico has the National Evaluation for Medical Residency Applicants (ENARM, Examen Nacional de Aspirantes a Residencias Medicas), the scores achieved in these assessments represent the entrance door to a specialisation course endorsed by an accredited university. This letter aims to discuss the usefulness of ENARM exam scores obtained by foreign medical graduates (FMG).
Logistics of the ENARM exam
The reports of 7 consecutive years (2012–2018) of ENARM scores, were issued by the Interinstitutional Commission for Human Resources Training for Health (Comisión Interinstitucional para la Formación de Recursos Humanos para la Salud) a department of the Undersecretariat of Innovation and Quality of the Mexican Ministry of Health.1 The ENARM exam uses a minimum and maximum scores to show the performance in 27 medical …
Contributors All authors contributed equally in the design, drafting and acceptance of the final version of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
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