South African medical students to do two extra years

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:252

The South African Medical and Dental Council has decided that medical students will have to do a further two years of “vocational training” after their one year internship before they can go into private practice.

The move is supported by the Department of Health and several committees that have looked into the issue of training health care staff but is being angrily …

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