oa South African Family Practice - Training family [hysicians : opportunity knocks for the private sector : editorial



Extracted from text ... Editorial Post-graduate training will be mandatory for doctors wanting to work as independent family physicians from 2009, 1 yet my impression is that most general/family practitioners in private practice (GPs) seem unaware of the training proposals and the fact that they can still influence their formulation. The process for family medicine specialty training was initiated by FaMEC (South Africa's Family Medicine Education Consortium), assisted by ICHO (the interuniversitary consortium for Family Medicine training, Flanders, Belgium).1 When Family Medicine was recognized as a Specialty in October 2003 by the Health Professions Council, the Medical and Dental Board tasked the General Practice ..


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