Cautions for International Medical Students Studying In Abroad Universities

22 January, 2015

Medical Study in Abroad
South African Health care department has suggested the international students willing to pursue medicine in foreign must make sure that their qualifications in the prospective colleges and institutions are acknowledged by the nation.

It has been promulgated so in order to decrease the barred medical graduatesí count from practising, after the completion of their higher studies in universities. In general, the graduates medical credentials and qualifications have to be endorsed by the HPCSA (Health Professionals Council of South Africa) to acquire the license for practising after their medical studies.

MEC for Health in KwaZulu-Ntal, Sibongiseni Dhlomo suggested all the parents, guardians and the international students to make sure that the universities that they have chosen for medicine are recognized by the country and to be more cautious while choosing the institutions.

He also noted that overseas nationals who have attained the permitted medical educational qualifications will only be allotted to undertake the practical sessions.

South African Medical Association vice-chairperson Dr Mark Sonderup stated that fake medical institutions in the country are creating lot of problems to overseas nationals who have come with an aim of becoming expertise doctors by undertaking practical education in their country.

He even added that they are also planning to take proper measures to make all the local institutions avoid such nasty situations for international students in their universities.

They are about to train doctors Limpopo and Eastern Cape to enhance the inflow of overseas students, says Mark Sonderup.

He further urged the parents and guardians to be keener about the recognized and accredited universities, while sending their child. Sources say that most overseas nationís universities are concentrating on the money making plans and exploiting frantic medical students, thus they consider it as a major challenge for the nation to get through.

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