An inside view: A Cuban trainee’s journey

Chris Bateman


When Desmond Kegakilwe, of Tlhakgameng in the North West Province, was recruited in 1998, he had no idea what medical acrobatics he would have to perform to safely overcome the obstacles a poorly thought-out Cuban-training policy would place in his path. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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medical training; Cuban training programme; doctor shortages

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(9):605-606. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7328

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Date submitted: 2013-07-31
Date published: 2013-08-06

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