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Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7) ? August 2005 Minister calls for reduced medical curriculum The basic university medical course should be reduced from six to five years, the Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tsahablala-Msimang, announced in a press statement in early August. One of the motivations for this, she said, was that the seven to eight-year duration of medical courses was a discouraging factor to historically disadvantaged students who did not have the money to study for extended periods of time. The minister's call follows an agreement between herself and MECs for Health to endorse the decision of the Health Professions ..
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