Health department frustrates medical graduates waiting for internships

Doctors who have just graduated are bitter about the department of health’s failure to allocate them jobs and internships.  They need to complete an internship and do community service before they can practice independently. A number of doctors have not been placed because of a shortage of postsand funding for vacant posts. There also seems to be a problem with application processes.

In the first of a series on frustrated doctors, The Daily Vox spoke to Joanne Cunniffe-Miller (27) who graduated last year but, still hasn’t found an internship placement despite applying several times. She remains unemployed in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, a province where only 2 126 of the 3 191 posts available for medical practitioners have been filled…..more

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