oa South African Family Practice - Vocational training. For whom? : editorial

Volume 46, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Editorial The suspicion lingers that vocational training tries to layer honest general practice with a veneer of academic respectability; that the ivory towers caste their shadows over the whole business of earning a living from an honest get-onwith- it practice of medicine, making it harder than ever. Perhaps this is because vocational training began in South Africa as degree courses in university departments of Family Medicine, whereas in the UK, for example, it developed through practicebased apprenticeships.1 However, some of our leading academics, rather than drawing general practice into the academic fold, are actually playing an important part in devolving ..

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