Medical graduates that are currently produced by the education system are ill-equipped to manage health challenges within their communities which can be addressed by the primary health care approach. Wits University Medical School introduced the Graduate Entry Medical Programme in 2003 to expose the students to public health and primary care disciplines as well as the traditional hospital based clinical training. A study conducted amongst the medical students in their final year of study and those in their first year
showed, however, that the medical school experience at the University as it is currently did not appear to have any influence with respect to working in primary care disciplines or remain in the public sector.
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