While the San Raffaele University of Milan has recently announced the opening date for enrollment in the admission tests to Medicine, scheduled for October 25, inaugurating the formula of the ‘double test’ introduced by the reform, the experts continue to remain skeptical. The Consulcesi experts, who have been involved in offering assistance to aspiring doctors for years, are not convinced that the new rules of the ‘double test’ for admission to Medicine courses, contained in the decree published by the Ministry of the University last 28 September, are effectively able to overcome the current limitations of the limited number system. “It is not a real reform. The system of access to the tests is always the same. The possibilities have only been doubled, allowing students to start doing it in the fourth year of high school”, explains the lawyer Marco Tortorella, Consulcesi lawyer, in a webinar entitled ‘Test Medicine and what happens now?’, which in just over a week has doubled its views, from 10,000 to about 20,000. Students will therefore be selected, as has been the case for many years, based on who performs the best test. “In short, the limited number remains and the usual tests remain”, highlights the lawyer. “So it does not guarantee the entry of the most deserving, but it always remains a rigid and defective system”, he adds. to which we are now accustomed and that I believe that this reform will not change “, underlines Tortorella. In the last 20 years, the instrument of recourse to administrative justice has allowed tens of thousands of students, excluded from the selection tests at the Faculty of Medicine, to enroll , to study, to take exams and finally to graduate. “The ordinances of the Council of State that have taken place over the years in favor of applicants further confirm that this system is unsuitable for selecting the most deserving,” Tortorella says. “Already in 2018-2019 the Council of State even considered inadequate the use of the accommodation capacity of the universities, that is, how many students they can accommodate in their faculties, as the only parameter for establishing the places available in the various medical faculties. On that occasion – he continues – the Council of State highlighted the need to consider national needs in the choice of the number of places, which we know to be much higher than how many students are given the opportunity to enter the Faculty of Medicine “. the real reform, according to the Consulcesi lawyer, is that in which the limited number is definitively abolished. “In my opinion, free or semi-free access should be guaranteed – Tortorella underlines – to the first year, structuring the academic path in order to move forward activities that involve the use of tools that are few. To then proceed to a selection that is however even more natural. In this way it is possible to modulate the selection according to the actual capacity of the students and according to the needs of our health system “.