Social media has placed the spotlight on medical interns struggling to find jobs. This is problematic as medical interns can't qualify as doctors without working following the six years of study.
Farah Jawitz, Junior Doctors Association of South Africa says that the problem lies with a lack of funding and accredited hospitals that can hosts these medical interns. She adds this problem is not a matter of preference with placements.
The minister accused us at at the beginning of this year, saying junior doctors are not willing to go to under resourced areas, where they are needed most. All the applicants that have applied in this cycle are absolutely willing to go anywhere.— Farah Jawitz, Junior Doctors Association of South Africa
Gavin Steel, Chief Director at National Department of Health says they are working with cases of students who are unable to be placed.
Steel says that communication was the major problem.
Listen to the full conversation below:
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