• Graduation rates for medical school are much higher than for other degrees with high entry requirements such as engineering and the sciences. 
  • The drop-out rates are also unusually low for medical school, despite it being such a long and taxing degree. 
  • A student’s race does play a role in the admissions process, but it doesn’t mean medical schools are admitting Black and Coloured students who aren’t up to scratch.

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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.

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Jesse Copelyn is a health journalist at Bhekisisa.