n South African Gastroenterology Review - Home thoughts from abroad ... reflections on 4 months at Groote Schuur

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



"This time last year the process of planning a 4 month sabbatical as Visiting Lecturer at Groote Schuur Hospital was well underway; including I might add, navigating the intricacies and unfathomable depths of a work permit process, the logic of which is known only to the innermost circles of Home Affairs RSA. Notwithstanding this challenge (enhanced by the equally unfathomable HPCSA registration process) it is difficult to realise that the anticipation of time to be spent abroad, has been replaced by a sincere regret that the time has already passed, and indeed passed so quickly: 3 weeks have elapsed since I landed back in a very cold wet and grey London Heathrow.

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