The Ministry of Health in El Salvador has allocated over $20 million to enhance medical education and specialization. President Nayib Bukele’s government has revitalized the healthcare system, expanding specialties from a meager $4 million budget in the past. Now, 54 medical specialties are available for aspiring doctors, including recent additions like ophthalmology and advanced endoscopic surgery.
This investment extends beyond funding. Public hospitals have been equipped with state-of-the-art technology to facilitate complex procedures, enabling future specialists to acquire cutting-edge skills. El Salvador’s advancements have drawn interest from neighboring countries, with medical professionals seeking specialized training within the country’s revamped healthcare system.
The efforts have recently shone in the 2023 National Residency Examination (ENAR), solidifying El Salvador’s position as a regional leader in medical education. With this commitment to training, El Salvador is poised to deliver superior healthcare and address the population’s medical needs effectively.