- Parliament of South Africa
- South Africa
The Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on 16 February 2018 disapproved a multitude of medical students studying towards a medical degree abroad from writing the Board Examination that grants medically trained professionals a license to practice. South African hospitals are declining students internship positions since the HPCSA requires students to complete their internship elsewhere. Students are now required to do their internship in another country.
We, the undersigned, call on the Parliament of South Africa and the Department of Health to review the strict requirements stated in Section 4 of the Regulations Relating To The Registration Of Persons Who hold Qualifications Not Prescribed For Registration, Published under Government Notice RIOI in Government Gazette 31859 of 6 February 2009 and make amends to it, with emphasis on point E in the above mentioned document. The requirements should be publicly announced followed by a grace period. Students should be integrated into the system and allowed to serve their internship in South Africa.
The Allow Internships To Foreign-Trained Medical Students petition to Parliament of South Africa was written by Mohammad Zubair Ahmed and is in the category Students' Rights at GoPetition.