[WATCH] What makes a good doctor? Why school marks aren’t everything – Bhekisisa


  • Students with better matric marks are more likely to do well in the theoretical part of medical school, but not necessarily the practical side (when they treat patients). 
  • English and Afrikaans speaking doctors often struggle to communicate with black patients who don’t speak these languages, which can make it harder for them to provide quality care. 
  • Research from the US shows that black doctors are often more successful at treating black patients than white doctors.

A doctor’s race and the language they speak can play a role in the kind of care they provide – depending on their patient’s race and language.

  • Read the full script here

Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa’s production and multimedia manager.

Jesse Copelyn is a health journalist at Bhekisisa.


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