Many final-year med students still in limbo over intern placements

Dozens of final-year medical students are still waiting for placements for their medical community service and junior doctor internships.

This also includes graduates from allied health professions, such as radiographers, dietitians, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

The Junior Doctors Association of South Africa (Judasa) launched a social media campaign called #unemployeddoctors earlier this week, reports EWN's Monique Mortlock.

The doctors are meant to start on 1 January 2018 and all allied health professions are meant to start their year-long community service on the 2 January 2018.

Meanwhile, Health Department Director-General Precious Matsoso has admitted that there is a need to review the placement process.

The department advised that medical students still waiting for placement will be able to check on the status of their applications on a dedicated website.

However, many students have reported that the website is still down.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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