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medicaldoctorEWN reports that according to the Department of Health (DOH), final year medical and health students will be allowed to appeal their intern placement allocations.  

Dozens of intern doctors and final year students are said to be concerned as they have not yet been allocated a placement for either internship or community service positions in 2018.  On Friday, when the DOH’s website showing placements went live, dozens of students were expecting to finally find out where they would be working next year.  But a number of them were not allocated positions, while others were placed in areas they had not specified as an option.  Gail Andrews of the DOH indicated that officials were willing to accommodate students who had justifiable reasons.  Accordingly, the website would have a notice posted on Monday to explain the appeal procedure.  Appeals will be given urgent attention.  But, the DOH’s call centre has been instructed not to receive calls, until the situation has been “managed”.  Andrews also said those students who had not received placements could be among those who were not eligible.

  • This short report by Monique Mortlock is at EWN


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