In the Valley of a Thousand Hills: Doctors Needed

International Journal

Chronicals of Higher Ed, Volume 51 Number 5 Sep 24, 2004

“Rural hospitals face an extreme shortage of doctors: Fewer than a quarter of all physicians practice medicine in the countryside, where almost half of all South Africans live.” “Much of the problem can be explained by the lack of resources in rural hospitals, making the demands of the job overwhelming. But hospital administrators and medical professors also say medical schools have historically done little to prepare, or inspire, their mostly middle-class students to work in rural areas.”

Author
HENK ROSSOUW

Region
Southern Africa

Country
South Africa

Topic
Retention

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