An internal study conducted in 2014 by DEPREPS
with 20 RMFC programs indicated some factors that could influence the occupancy of specialty seats in Brazil.
The creation of new structures in the federal government, such as DDES in MEC and DEPREPS
in the Ministry of Health, jointly with PMM, shows the density of this provoked movement.
This profile is compatible with the data of the DEPREPS
of February 2016, in which 75% of the doctors participating in the PMM are of Cuban nationality and the majority are over the age of 40.
This special issue is published by the journal Interface--Comunicacao, Saude, Educacao, in partnership with the Department of Planning and Regulation of Healthcare Professional Workforce Supply (DEPREPS
), within the Brazilian Ministry of Health, with the support of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
For comparative purposes, we used information made available by DEPREPS
regarding the profile of physicians who chose to switch to More Doctors after completion of Provab in 2014 and 2015.