Competition for admission to medical studies: Glatigny announces the filing of its draft decree before the end of the month

On April 29, the federal government and that of the FWB announced that they had found a compromise on the thorny issue of Inami numbers.

In exchange for an increase in the quotas for the south of the country from 2028, the FWB has undertaken to introduce, from the start of the 2023 academic year, a competition for entry to this sector in order to better align the number of graduates with number of Inami numbers defined by the Federal.

“Fulfilling Our Obligations”

“We fully intend to keep our obligations,” assured Ms. Glatigny on Wednesday during a debate on this subject during the plenary session of the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

The preparation of the future entrance examination (which will only allow a predetermined number of laureates to pass, according to the principle of the numerus fixus) will be strongly inspired by the current entrance examination (which allows all those who succeed).

As a reminder, Flanders did not join the historic agreement on April 29, the north of the country claiming to first want to see if the FWB fulfilled its promise.

An exam maintained in 2022

For the next academic year in 2022, the entrance exam will still be applied, in two sessions as is customary.

If the number of winners in this last entrance exam is greater than the number of Inami quotas defined for 2028, the FWB will then absorb this surplus over the next three years, said Ms. Glatigny before the deputies.

Last year, 1,227 laureates had passed the entrance exam in medicine (1,100) and dentistry (127).

This number will have to decrease significantly in the future, the number of Inami numbers for French-speaking doctors who will graduate in 2028 (at the end of their 6 years of basic training) having been set at 744, compared to 505 currently.

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