The announcement, which caused a sensation and profound anger among the doctors, provided for all foreign doctors (community and non-EU), even if they were graduates and qualified in Italy, the presentation, at the time of the application, of a C1 certification of Italian language.
The date by which this application was to be submitted was that of 21 in May, while the first date to take the Italian language C1 certification exam would have been 22 May.
In fact, therefore, this clause would have prevented access to the competition to more than a thousand doctors who, after taking all the necessary exams in Italian, have written a thesis and faced a discussion in front of primary and university professors in language Italian, having passed a qualifying examination for the medical profession in Italian, they would have had to produce a further language certification, moreover impossible to obtain within the time allowed by the notice.
Furthermore, the announcement would have cut off all the foreign doctors, graduates and qualified abroad, who could not have obtained the C1 Italian language certification within the time established by the Ministry.
The protest runs on the web
The situation, undoubtedly dramatic, has given rise to various protest groups on social networks formed both by foreign doctors but also by many Italian doctors, ready to fight for a fair competition alongside their colleagues. Me too'Order of the Medici he raised his voice, as did the medical unions and the foreign medical association in Italy, whose president (Foad Aodi), he has declared: "It is necessary to reformulate or supplement the notice taking into account the different situations and guaranteeing everyone the right to access training".
Thus, the MIUR was forced to revise the notice and rectify it, so that graduate doctors in Italy are exempted from producing the Italian C1 certification and graduated doctors abroad can present their language certificate within the 8 July.
Albanian doctors in Italy
There are several hundred Albanian doctors who have graduated and are qualified in Italy; many of them arrived in Italy while still children, during the great Albanian migration of the 90 years, and therefore have a middle school diploma and an Italian high school diploma.
Excluding them from the medical specialization competition, due to a failure to present a language certification, would have been mortifying not only for the doctors themselves, but also and perhaps above all for the institutions that, over the years, have been able to ascertain their knowledge of the Italian language, issuing to them also (on equal terms with Italians) medium licenses, high school diplomas, master's degrees and professional qualifications.
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