"Newly graduated doctors are in limbo"
“Every year, without fail, the South African Department of Health fails to allocate medical graduates and junior doctors to their respective posts as promised,” reported Daily Maverick (29 November 2021).
“In 2021, nothing has changed. Graduating medical students and junior doctors in South Africa face
the perennial problem of a Health Department that has become inconsiderate and unreliable in their eyes.
“As such, there is supposedly no money to employ the much-needed doctors in the public sector. This provides little solace to the medical graduates and junior doctors who must complete mandatory medical internship and community service in the public sector to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as independent practitioners.”Read More