Rural-origin health science students at South African universities

African Journal

SAMJ Volume 99 No. 1 Jan 01, 2009

A study was undertaken to determine the proportion of rural-origin students at all medical schools in South Africa. The proportion of rural-origin students in South Africa was considerably lower than the national rural population ratio. The aothors conclude that strategies are needed to increase the number of rural-origin students in universities via preferential admission to alleviate the shortage of health professionals in rural areas.

Author
Couper, I.
Hugo, J.
Tumbo, J.

Region
Southern Africa

Country
South Africa

Topic
Other

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