The changing profile of medical education in South Africa

International Journal

BMJ 2000;08:303-346 Sep 01, 2000

“Medical education in South Africa is undergoing dramatic changes in response to a variety of influences (see box 1), chief among which is the end of apartheid and the subsequent transition to democratic rule following the 1994 elections. In the apartheid era, South Africa's eight medical schools admitted students according to ethnicity and language. Three admitted only black students, three admitted only white students with a preference for Afrikaans as the language of instruction, and two admi

Dan J Ncayiyan

Southern Africa

South Africa


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