Pneumology concepts for the exam

Joaquim Gea.

The date for the MIR 2022 It is approaching and thousands of medical graduates are immersed in the final months of preparation. Like every week, in order to make homework easier for students, Medical Writing he delves into one of the specialties that make up the test. On this occasion, to address the branch of Pneumology, a specialty with a “reduced” weight in the test compared to that in medical practice, the newspaper has the collaboration of Joaquim Gea, pulmonologist and undergraduate director of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (Separ).

The high prevalence diseases, as the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma or sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome are some of the issues that, from the point of view of the pulmonologist, candidates should delve into. “Applicants should focus on more common diseases. The problem is that in the MIR sometimes the questions are precisely about very infrequent questions, which does not make sense for medical practice ”, says the specialist.

Unlike other specialties such as Cardiology O Neurology, Gea maintains that the weight of Pulmonology in the examination is “reduced”. In this regard, it points out that the real weight of respiratory diseases, both acute and chronic, in medical practice.

Best tips for preparing for MIR 2022

Regarding the advice to face the preparation, the pulmonologist recommends that graduates in Medicine dedicate at least three months to the “exclusive” study of the exam. On the other hand, it highlights the importance of always using notes and updated texts, as well as to learn “solidly” the most common topics, but without neglecting those little infrequent points that sometimes appear in the MIR exams.

Finally, for the exam next January, Joaquim Gea advises practicing and carefully reviewing the exams from previous calls.

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