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Table 2 Greatest needs for increasing the quantity and quality of medical school graduates

From: A survey of Sub-Saharan African medical schools

   Increase quality of graduates Increase quantity of graduates
   Total
answers
Greatest
need
Second greatest need Third greatest need Total answers Greatest need Second greatest need Third
greatest need
  Total number of responses 281 94 94 93 277 94 94 89
  Total 91 28 38 25 96 37 38 21
Infrastructure and equipment issues General or multiple types 40 17 17 6 52 25 20 7
  Labs 14 7 4 3 10 3 5 2
  Computers/ICT 18 1 7 10 6 0 3 3
  Teaching aids/resources 8 2 4 2 12 4 7 1
  Libraries 4 1 2 1 4 0 1 3
  Other 7 0 4 3 12 5 2 5
  Total 84 35 25 24 77 30 27 20
Faculty-related issues General or quantity 32 12 10 10 50 24 19 7
  Salary/Quality of life issues 23 6 6 11 12 1 3 8
  Basic science faculty 10 4 4 2 5 0 2 3
  Training/pedagogy 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 1
  Faculty quality 6 4 1 1 3 1 1 1
  Clinical faculty 3 2 1 0 2 2 0 0
  Other 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 0
Clinical training sites Total 25 3 15 7 33 9 15 9
  General 12 2 6 4 14 3 8 3
  Academic hospital 13 1 9 3 16 6 7 3
  Clinics 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Budgetary issues Total 21 10 2 9 22 6 4 12
  General 14 9 0 5 17 5 3 9
  Student aid/grants 3 0 0 3 4 1 1 2
  Governmental support 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 1
Curricular issues Total 21 7 3 11 5 3 0 2
  General/Aligned with needs 12 5 2 5 4 3 0 1
  Community-based/         
  Problem-based 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
  PGME 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
  Other 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Other Total 39 11 11 17 44 9 10 25
  Secondary education/         
  admissions policies 7 3 1 3 11 2 5 4
  Research 10 3 3 4 2 0 0 2
  Linkages/Cooperation 3 0 1 2 6 0 0 6
  Administrative reform Inside         
  school 5 2 2 1 3 0 1 2
  Understanding from gov't 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 3
  Student living conditions 3 0 0 3 4 1 1 2
  Other 11 3 4 4 10 1 3 6