n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Community service year : exposure of a community service doctor in a rural district hospital : occasional article




Extracted from text ... After qualifying, all doctors in South Africa have to complete 2 years of internship and 1 year of community service. As these community service doctors will be placed in different areas of South Africa, each with unique medical needs, the training received in each area will differ. This study set out to determine the patient profile that a community service doctor in Senekal, Free State, was exposed to during 2001 in a typical rural South African hospital. J P Theron was asked to keep a record of all the patients he saw during his community service year. Table I shows ..


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