London ● Sat, July 2, 2022
The Indonesian medical residency system has made medical education more exclusive. This will result in inequality and unfairness regarding access to medical residency programs that will be of advantage to those from higher and privileged social classes.
The Health Ministry has just announced that it will now provide a funding scheme as financial aid for those who are struggling with funding issues. While this program deserves appreciation, there are reasons to believe that scholarships are not a fit solution for medical residency inequality and fairness.
This concern arises from Indonesia's medical residency system itself, which is managed by universities, instead of a hospital-centered system as in other countries. Thus, the Indonesian residency system is usually known as a university-based system.
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