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.

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

Southern Africa

South Africa


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