Offshore solution for medical internship

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Government may be turning to offshore medical schools on the island to remedy the problem of providing internships for the large number of medical students graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Minister of Health John Boyce has disclosed that talks would be held tomorrow with the Barbados Medical Council and other key organizations on the possible training of interns at medical schools.

Addressing a function hosted by the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners and the UWI to welcome the 2016 batch of graduating doctors at the Concorde Experience last night, Boyce admitted, “One of the challenges recently confronting the Ministry of Health is an increasing demand that outstrips the placements for new interns.

“We’ve had unfortunately to leave interns out over the last couple of years out of the persons who have graduated with their MBBS [Bachelors in medicine or surgery], and this is an unfortunate circumstance, which I know as a Government and I believe as a Minister we must correct.

“It is our aim to work with these stakeholders, come Monday morning, and try to correct this situation.

 

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Health Minister, John Boyce, addressing last night BAMP/UWI function.

Boyce noted with concern that some UWI 2014 graduates had threatened to take legal action last year to secure internships at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

However, he was hopeful that a solution was in sight, revealing that Barbados had been approached by at least five offshore medical schools seeking to locate and develop training for undergraduates in the field of medicine over the last five years.

Boyce assured that any action taken would be in the best interest of the students and the country.

“Any system developed must be based on collaboration with the Ministry of Education, respect for our national laws and allow both nationals and non- nationals alike the opportunity to fulfill their internships”.

 

 

9 Responses to Offshore solution for medical internship

  1. lswiltshire June 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    IN BARBADOS TODAY KNOWLEDGEABLE FOLK ARE NOT TO SPEAK THE TRUTH THAT THEY KNOW

    THEY MUST LET THE PRESS AND THE POLITICIANS FOOL THE PEOPLE

    MODERATE AND DELETE AGAIN
    BUT I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING A BOUT

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  2. lswiltshire June 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I AM A UWI TRAINED DR WHO HAVE WORKED IN THE BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOL INDUSTRY AND HAVE WITNESSED ITS INNER WORKINGS FOR 14 YEARS

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  3. lswiltshire June 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    WILL THE OFFSHORE SCHOOLS PAY THE SALARIES OF THE INTERNS WHO CAN NOT GET A JOB, BECAUSE OUR INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT IS INVOLVED IN TRAINING MORE MEDICAL STUDENTS THAN THERE ARE PLACES FOR THEM TO DO THEIR INTERNSHIP ON GRADUATION.?

    MOST BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOOLS CAN NOT NOW FIND PLACES FOR THEIR STUDENTS TO EVEN DO THEIR CLINICAL ROTATIONS, AND THEY WILL FIND INTERNSHIPS “for the large number of medical students graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI)?. REALLY?

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  4. lswiltshire June 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    ARE THE OFFSHORE SCHOOLS PAYING BARBADOSTODAY TO PRINT THIS NONSENSE NOT KNOWING THAT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN BARBADOS WILLING TO TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH THAT OFFSHORE SCHOOLS ARE JUST PARAITES

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  5. lswiltshire June 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    THOSE WHO WANT TO READ A PROPER RESPONSE TO THIS NONSENCE BY JOHN BOYCE SHOULD GO TO
    https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/medical-corner/comment-page-3/#comment-688399

    AND READ WHAT GEORGIE PORGIE SAYS

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  6. Smiley June 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Our children education in this country at the university level is a political football we need to stop this nonsense the nation’s future for professional development is too important.Barbados has come to far.

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  7. lswiltshire June 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    IF GOVERNMENT ALLOWS THE UWI TO ADMIT 40 BAJANS THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO OFFER AN INTERN SPOT FOR EACH OF THE GRADUATES

    WHAT EVER GOVERNMENT DOES IN THIS REGARD IS A MATTER FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. IT IS NOT THE BUSINESS OF BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS

    WE HAVE OUR SYSTEM OF TRAINING OUR PEOPLE UP TO MBBS AND PROVIDING INTERNSHIPS FOR THEM. THIS HAS WORKED REASONABLY WELL UNTIL RECENT TIMES WHEN WE TRAIN AN EXCESS OF STUDENTS

    THE BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE ISLANDS BRING STUDENTS TO THE ISLANDS FOR TWO YEARS TO DO THE BASIC SCIENCE PHASE OF THEIR TRAINING

    THESE STUDENTS THEN RETURN TO THE USA TO DO TH USMLE STEP 1 EXAM.
    IF THEY PASS THIS EXAM THE STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR CLINICAL ROTATIONS IN THE USA IF THEY CAN FIND HOSPITALS THAT WILL ACCEPT THEIR STUDENTS

    THE PROBLEM——-WHICH IS ESCALATING- IS THAT THESE BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE FINDING IT MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND CLINICAL SPOTS FOR THEIR STUDENTS. THIS INCLUDES THE BOGUS SCHOOL IN SILVER SANDS

    THIS MEAN THAT IT IS MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEIR STUDENTS TO GET THEIR CLINICAL TRAINING AND BECOME DOCTORS.

    THIS DOES NOT EVEN TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO GET A RESIDENCY– THE FINAL STAGE IN THEIR TRAINING

    HOW ON EARTH CAN BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOOLS TRAIN OUR STUDENTS TO BE INTERNS?WHERE WILL THEY DO THIS? BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOOLS DO NOT OWN HOSPITALS ANY WHERE?

    SINCE WE DONT HAVE ROOM FOR OUR INTERNS HOW WILL THEY TRAIN OUR STUDENTS IN OUR HOSPITAL.

    THE BEST THEY CAN DO IS PAY THE SALARIES OF OUR INTERNS SO THAT QEH CAN CREATE MORE SPOTS FOR OUR INTERNS.

    BUT WE CANT LET THEM GET INVOLVED OR COMPROMISE OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS BECAUSE OUR SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT

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  8. Jus me June 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Because dem bogus off shore PAYING,to be allowed fun fleece yuh.
    Yuh educated?
    But yuh ent ent get sense yet

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  9. Jus me June 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    To fleece

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