White doctors wanting to specialise face roadblock in KwaZulu-Natal

tRoN

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#42
Sadly the quality of specialists in this country is going to decline.


I have a reliable source at UKZN that tells me that this is what is currently happening there.

Due to quotas African matriculants are given place in med school irrespective of grades. Most have D aggregates. Some even E’s
These students may fail a year or two and risk exclusion but after boycott protests they will be reinstated in med school.

Standards are also dropped in exams to push AA candidates through using various excuses of being “previously disadvantaged”.

Then they will “eventually” qualify as undergrad doctors and will apply for postgrad specialization.
Due to this AA policy again they will get posts preferentially.
Now many are not be able to pass the specialist exams within the 4 years of training, so again plans are underway to drop the standard at post grad level to allow them to pass and qualify as specialists.
 
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#43
Sadly the quality of specialists in this country is going to decline.


I have a reliable source at UKZN that tells me that this is what is currently happening there.

Due to quotas African matriculants are given place in med school irrespective of grades. Most have D aggregates. Some even E’s
These students may fail a year or two and risk exclusion but after boycott protests they will be reinstated in med school.

Standards are also dropped in exams to push AA candidates through using various excuses of being “previously disadvantaged”.

Then they will “eventually” qualify as undergrad doctors and will apply for postgrad specialization.
Due to this AA policy again they will get posts preferentially.
Now many are not be able to pass the specialist exams within the 4 years of training, so again plans are underway to drop the standard at post grad level to allow them to pass and qualify as specialists.
Surely, Mr. condom tester won't let this happen. #NowLetUsPray
 

ForceFate

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#48
What other restrictions?
Wage caps, trade restrictions, education restrictions, specific trades reservations, amongst others.

Before I get mauled, I do think it's a shortsighted decision by the KZN government to make these restrictions. I've noticed some young doctors have no interest in the field, other than they pay cheque that comes with it.
 

HennieWelkom

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#49
Some called this discriminatory, unconstitutional and racist, but the provincial health department said it was “unapologetic about addressing these imbalances of the past”.
addressing these imbalances with racially discriminatory policies is not the way forward unless the ANC is ok with just being a black version of the National Party. you cannot cure the racism of the past with more racism. Two wrongs don't make a right. Maybe if we had forward-thinking leaders they would realise this.

You know what Bantu education stood for, the segregation of the education system according to race, is this really the cure for the ills of the past to remove certain ethnicities from getting admittance to a profession? Really if this is noble in the ANC eyes then they are just as worse as the old National Party.
 

ponder

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#50
Wage caps, trade restrictions, education restrictions, specific trades reservations, amongst others.

Before I get mauled, I do think it's a shortsighted decision by the KZN government to make these restrictions. I've noticed some young doctors have no interest in the field, other than they pay cheque that comes with it.
Want the money, better hours and they want it now and you gonna get that in the privatr sector. It's shortsighted on their snd the goverments part. They should fill those positions with people that want to specialise and have a pasion for it willing to do the hours. But this is the price society as a whole pays for AA, the only ones losing out here are the people but such life.

As with other similR incidents in gov this will also be declared racist but the gov will do fsckall.
 
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