Row as surgeon students from five universities fail exam

Gordon_R

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Then I suggest you never go for any operation in SA as almost all medical specialists repeat the exams particularly the aesthetics one.. granted that’s the harder of the specialist study you can do.
Interesting. Now all doctors need to be good looking? I would have thought that a handwriting course would be more beneficial.
 
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I think I would feel more comfortable taking out my own appendix with a blunt spoon that allowing this bunch to operate on me.
The only possible advantage you would get from this bunch of doctors is a possible compensation claim for mistreatment, assuming you survive the procedure and the government still has money to give.
 

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The opportunist racist says - without evidence of course:
Luvhengo - “You go to this (FCS) college that hasn’t trained you with zero mark and you get somebody who has inherited hatred for black people (assessing you). What do we expect?

The one who actually spoke to the students says:
Senkubuge - Many of them were quite candid and they said, ‘listen doctor Senkubuge the reason why we’re failing is because we’re trying to take care of our families. We’re never there (for preparations). We’re R1 (surgeries) and that’.

So just another "save the blacks" thing to throw other races under the bus.
I'm assuming you'd find the "discrepancy" when you look at the racial makeup of the students involved. But of course you won't easily find that because we're a non-racial society... :whistling:
 
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Well given ukzn habit of buying exam papers I'd be a bit suspicious
Not forgetting that it has also been accused of selling places and degrees.
I wonder if any of those who sat the exam were white in view of the current exclusion policy.
 

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Typical of africans.
The only possible reason they could have failed must be racism.
Sies. You'll are just dumb.
 

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The odd thing is to get to this point they would have had to pass the first set of exams which is generally harder.
They also have continual assessment throughout their time as a registrar.

If you flunk at the end its usually because of personal reasons. I suspect that there were issues with one or two of the questions.

The other thing is that the exams are written in a central location and all the candidates from round the country come to one of the universities to write. This then rotates every year with examiners coming from that university.
So one year it will be a UCT exam and the next a WITS exam, then UFS etc.... so would be interesting to see which university was hosting the exam this year.
 
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How will they ensure that the 'international surgery experts' do not have an 'inherited hatred of black people'?
 
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