New residents Understanding what each centre offers is key to choosing the speciality that is best for you. We make all the information available to you, and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Before choosing your place at Vall d'Hebron It is very important for you to have all the available information so that you can choose the specialisation that is best for you. As a future resident, the ideal situation is for the values and complexity of the hospital to fit with your expectations and aptitudes. We are confident in our expertise and the quality of our training, and so we invite you to visit us before making your decision. Every year we hold an open day where we explain what Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus can offer you, our healthcare profile, the activities we carry out, how we plan and supervise training, how we try to give residents access to research, and what kind of contractual relationships we establish. In addition, we also offer guided tours of the different specialties where you have the opportunity to speak directly with the tutors and residents, who resolve doubts and explain what the day-to-day life of each specialty is like. See our teaching units If you have chosen one of our places Administrative procedures You can visit the department chosen before you start at the Hospital. You also have the chance to meet your future tutor and your fellow residents who are on the Hospital staff before taking up the position. Beforehand, however, you need to complete the administrative procedures. You can find information about them on this document once places have been assigned. Download About specialists' training The only way to become a qualified specialist in health sciences in Spain is through the “Specialised healthcare training programme”. The training is carried out in healthcare centres accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare. Access to the programme is via an annual national selection exam. The final score of each participant is calculated by adding together the result of the multiple choice exam for each subject of the degree qualifications (90%) and assessment of the academic record (10%). Allocation of places, where the specialism and training centre are chosen, is assigned in descending order according to the score of each participant. Take a look at the latest information on the Spanish Ministry of Health’s website.