oa South African Family Practice - Family medicine as a new speciality in South Africa : editorial
|Article Title||Family medicine as a new speciality in South Africa : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||Pierre J.T. De Villiers|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
Extracted from text ... Editorial Every creature on earth, whether man, beast or insect, is constantly looking for a space in the sun. A new medical professional creature has evolved form the general practitioner, the doctor all medical students previously became if they opted not to specialise. The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) late in 2003 approved a new speciality, namely "Family Medicine", and the practitioner will be called a "family physician". This move was received very positively 1, but what does the decision actually mean and what will this new specialist be doing different from the present general practitioner or medical ..
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