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Sorry, you can study medicine in SA but you can’t do your ...

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Sorry, you can study medicine in SA but you can’t do your internship here

The health department says it has to prioritise SA doctors over foreign nationals for the mandatory two-year internship

Senior reporter

Newly qualified foreign doctors who studied at SA universities face the prospect of not being able to practise medicine because the health department doesn’t have funds to offer them internships. 

Doctors from countries such as Eswatini, Angola and Egypt came to SA six years ago in the belief they would receive world-class education and training. 

While some of the affected 22 doctors have returned to their home countries, there is a glimmer of hope after the SA Medical Association (SAMA) took up the cudgels of behalf of the doctors, some of whom are willing to work for no pay...

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