The mayor of Paris proposes to put an end to this system which determines the number of students admitted to the 2nd year of medical studies.
To resolve the tension in hospitals caused by the lack of personnel, the mayor of Paris and candidate of the Socialist Party (PS) in the presidential election Anne Hidalgo proposed Thursday, October 28 at the microphone of RMC / BFMTV to “to completely blow up this idea of numerus clausus“. This system, which determines the number of students admitted to the second year of studies in medicine, dentistry and midwifery, “prevented from recruiting, especially doctorsAnne Hidalgo argued. Note that the numerus clausus has been replaced by a “numerus apertus” … “In France, many young people who have this vocation cannot access this medical career. What are they doing? They go to Belgium or Romania to train. You have to open up. There is a lack of doctors. 15,000 doctors should be trained per year. We train less than 10,000 ”, she adds.
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Three days earlier, the mayor of Paris reaffirmed on France Info her desire to put an end to Parcoursup. “What we’ve been through over the past three years, especially with Parcoursup, has shown families’ terrible anxiety. It’s an algorithm that decides your life. This is what is happening with young people. You must delete ParcoursupShe said. And to propose to replace the platform which collects and manages the assignment wishes of future students of higher education by “support for students in their orientation, simplify things“. A proposal that she was already making in Lille, Saturday, October 23, during a meeting.
It is the establishments that select
What she fails to specify is that it is not Parcoursup which manages the applications of high school students with its algorithm. Each establishment, each university and each course has its own criteria. At the last session, in January 2021, each course published on its Parcoursup sheet the details of the algorithm or the method used to select the files. At university, it all depends on the field. For the most part, the number of places is more than sufficient and the candidates are not ranked. For sectors “under tension”, the universities have “committees for the examination of wishes”.
These are more particularly the sciences and techniques of physical and sporting activities (Staps), medicine, law and psychology. The ranking of candidates is based on expectations, which are also public. In Pass (medicine) at the University of Paris, the establishment takes into account the first and final grades in SVT, maths, physics, chemistry, English, the grades of the French bac (written and oral), the grades of the bac (for reorientations).
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The Affelnet issue
And what d’affelnet (Affassignment of hestudents by the net) that the presidential candidate ignored? This computerized procedure, which has existed since 2008, distributes students from public and private colleges under contract who enter second in public education and is itself governed by scales and criteria that the academies put in place. Anne Hidalgo’s proposal provoked many reactions, especially on social networks.