n South African Medical Journal - Doctor shortages : unpacking the 'Cuban solution' : izindaba
|Article Title||Doctor shortages : unpacking the 'Cuban solution' : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||603 - 605|
The programme which trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba will expand nearly tenfold for the next 5 years, pouring 1 000 undergraduates annually into our currently under-resourced local medical campuses from 2018 onwards. For the past 3 years, the annual output of Cuban-trained South Africans, 'polished up' in their final year at local medical schools, came to about 8% of the 1 300 graduates fully-trained locally.
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