South Africa offers many opportunities for doctors - whether it be in metropolitan or rural settings, you will be challenged and working with a well trained team of professionals. The health care system is public, with a fast growing private sector.
There is a great need for doctors, nurses and allied health personnel in South Africa. In many of health facilities in rural South Africa, which are often very well-equipped, patients remain under-serviced, outpatient facilities remain crowded and waiting lists remain long. This creates more pressure for those staff working in public facilities.
Many medical professionals look to Africa for three major reasons:
South Africa is a multi-ethnic society of diverse cultures and languages, with eleven official languages recognised in the constitution. The working language is english, but knowledge of additional languages is always a plus. South Africa has the largest economy in the African continent, and is currently growing at a good rate. South Africa enjoys a temperate climate, and is surrounded by stunning natural beauty - from the coastline to the mountainous interior. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The wildlife and game parks are world class. In your time away from work, there are plenty of options - shopping, exploring, enjoying the outdoors.