Strengthening rural health placements for medical students: Lessons for South Africa from international experience

Strengthening rural health placements for medical students: Lessons for South Africa from international experience

By J E Doherty and I Couper. South Africa Corresponding author: J E Doherty (dohertyj@telkomsa.net) Background. This article published in the SAMJ, May 2016, derives lessons from international experience of innovative rural health placements for medical students. It provides pointers for strengthening South African undergraduate rural health pr ...
Medical schools selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile.

Medical schools selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile.

This publication in the South African Medical Journal of January 2016 presents important research findings on the current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile. It concludes that selection policies for undergraduate medical programmes aimed at redress should be continued and further refined, along with with ...
If SA is Winning Where are all its Prized Doctors?

If SA is Winning Where are all its Prized Doctors?

In response to the earlier feature in the Sunday Times ‘SA is the winner as local doctors stay put” (22 March 2015) RHAP’s Director Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga questions if we are really “winning” in this letter covered in the Sunday Times of 5 April. Your article “SA is the winner as local doctors stay put” (22 March ...

WONCA Rural Medical Education Guidebook

Download this on-line free resource, launched at the 12th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Gramado, Brazil, in April 2014. Consisting of 71 chapters written by 74 authors, it represents a unique collaboration, with contributions from every continent. It is intended to be a free resource for doctors, educators and others wanting to obtain pr ...
Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable

Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools source: http://healthsocialaccountability.org/ The beginning of the 20th century presented medical schools with unprecedented challenges to become more scientific and effective in the training of physicians. This was captured in the Flexner report of 1910. The 21st Century presents m ...

Growing Doctors for Africa

This paper, Growing doctors for Africa, by Janet Seggie provides an overview of successes and challenges by South Africa’s medical school in transforming their education to meet population needs (2010). ...