[LISTEN] Administrator concerned about low pass rate of would-be surgeons

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has expressed its concern over the low pass rate of would-be surgeons.

All candidates from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Pretoria, Walter Sisulu University and the University of the Free State wrote the exam failed.

Fellowship of the College of Surgeons (FCS) exams are administered by the CMSA, which ensures that universities produce quality medical graduates.

Joanne Joseph speaks Colleges of Medicine of South Africa President Dr Flavia Sekubuge.

We remain concerned about the low pass rate of 44%.

Dr Flavia Sekubuge, President - Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 

Most of the candidates that did not make it are what we call supernumerary candidates and these candidates come from our sister African countries.

Dr Flavia Sekubuge, President - Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 

Sekubuge says they going to institute a full investigation into the exams.

We are embarking on listening tours just find out what is going on in the training platforms and how we can improve on practice.

Dr Flavia Sekubuge, President - Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 

What the candidates are saying is that what they are doing each and every single day is not preparing them for the exit exam.

Dr Flavia Sekubuge, President - Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 

Listen to the full interview below...


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