Valdecilla is committed to new residents

23 de August de 2021

As part of the IDIVAL’ strategies for attracting talent to Valdecilla, IDIVAL has called for applications of new residents in the “Valdecilla Mentoring programme”.

The candidate must be a resident at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital as a specialist training centre in the National Health System – MIR, FIR, QIR, PIR, RIR or BIR, have completed the first two years of training with a rating of excellent in the annual report of the Teaching Commission of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital. The corresponding Head of Service must accept the resident's participation in this programme.


Features of the Mentoring Programme

-Research funds. From the third year onwards, the candidate will have a €5,000 grant for the development of research activities that will be managed according to IDIVAL's project management rules.

-Training itinerary. From the third year onwards, the management of IDIVAL together with the Training Coordinator of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital and in agreement with the Head of Service of the corresponding speciality will propose specific training in research which may include specific rotaries inside and outside the Hospital. This includes attendance at research seminars and doctoral programme.

-Institutional presence. The candidate will be regularly invited to meetings of advisory bodies in the field of teaching and research as part of his/her training.

-Doctoral thesis. One of the objectives of the programme is for the resident to be able to initiate and finance expenses related to the development of his/her doctoral thesis during the residency.

-Priority access to other IDIVAL grant programmes such as Next-Val or Post-Residency grants.

Required documentation

The candidate must submit the following documentation through the IDIVAL platform:

a) Written statement indicating interest in joining the mentoring programme, explaining the candidate's reasons for joining.

b) A letter from the Head of Service supporting the candidate in joining the programme.

c) Curriculum vitae in CVA format.

d) Curriculum vitae of the candidate in CVA format.

e) Curriculum vitae of the tutor in CVA format.

f) Evaluation of the first two years Teaching Commission of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital.

g) Research and training project to be developed.


Application deadline: during the second year of specialised health training (01/05/2021 to 31/12/2021).

More information on the programme can be found on the application portal: Link