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medicaldoctorEWN reports that some medical and health sector students seeking internships in 2018 say the Department of Health has once again failed them with poor systems.  

The department has admitted that communication and the entire online placement process has been poor this year.  A website showing placement allocations for community service and medical internships went live on Friday morning.  But several frustrated students, still without placements, claimed the website where they were supposed to check for allocations on Friday added to their worries.  In some cases it showed students having been placed randomly, with their three choice areas totally ignored, or there was simply no new information showing.  In one case, the site indicated that an intern had been allocated a particular facility and gave the option to accept or reject “but the site crashed and when it came back online that option was no longer there.”

  • Read this report by Monique Mortlock at EWN
  • Read too, Health Department offers reason why some student doctors uncertain of internships, at EWN
  • And also, Plans to accommodate foreign-trained SA medical graduates, at SA Govt News Agency

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