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medicaldoctorEWN reports that the Department of Health says that concerns raised by medical students over their placement at various state institutions are receiving urgent attention.  

Director-General (DG) Precious Matsoso on Monday met with some of the final-year medical students who are experiencing problems with applications for internship or community service positions for next year.  Their complaints were that they had either not been placed or had been placed in areas they had not listed as options.  Matsoso confirmed that the problem was with the system used to process the allocations.  “It’s quite clear that as they were trying to register on the system it was telling them that they had not been placed.  And this morning I met with parents and students and we just did it manually and I also invited them to send me the list so that I can go through every single student’s registration.”  The DG indicated that she was confident students would be placed before 2 January, when the internship period begins.

  • This short report by Masechaba Sefularo is at EWN

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