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Tracking Medical Graduates in Jamaica and The Bahamas

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.029
Pages: 
47-52
Synopsis: 
In Jamaica and The Bahamas, there were 1079 medical graduates between 2012 and 2016; 69% of them were female. All graduates obtained internship posts, mainly in public hospitals. Of the 2259 applicants, 664 were accepted to postgraduate programmes. Seventy per cent of all graduates were working in the English-speaking Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the availability of employment and retention for the increased number of medical graduates in Jamaica and The Bahamas.

Methods: The availability of internships and junior medical posts for graduates of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica and The Bahamas over the five-year period of 2012 to 2016 was reviewed.

Accepted: 
11 Apr, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019
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