SAMA chair apologises for medical school admission comments

Johannesburg – The SA Medical Association has accepted an apology from its chair, Angelique Coetzee.

It relates to racist remarks during an interview where she slammed medical schools’ admission processes.

Coetzee said acceptance criteria is highly politicised.

She also said race played a more significant determining factor than matric results. Coetzee has since apologised to the board, saying she now understands the processes are far more complex.

SAMA said it understands the outrage over her statements and distances itself from them.

The body said all candidates are acceptance based on merit and ability.

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