Opportunity for change: Undergraduate training in family medicine

South African Family Practice

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Title Opportunity for change: Undergraduate training in family medicine
Creator Adeleke, Olukayode A. Cawe, Busisiwe Yogeswaran, Parimalaranie
Subject Family medicine; general practice; rural health; rural medicine; primary care; primary health care; education medical education; COVID-19; assessment; MBChB; curriculum; family medicine
Description The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world as we knew it, and medical education is not an exception. Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has a distributed model of clinical training for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) programme. To address the challenges occasioned by the pandemic, the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health undertook a modification of its MBChB VI programme. The changes aim to ensure the protection of all stakeholders and maintain the integrity of the programme, including the assessment. Changes were made in the delivery of the programme and in the way people interact with one another. Continuous assessment was modified, and the oral portfolio examination was introduced as the summative assessment tool. Although COVID-19 threatened the traditional way of teaching and learning, it however provided us with the opportunity to refocus and reposition our undergraduate medical programme.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-12-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v62i1.5225
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 62, No 1 (2020): Part 4; 3 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
Relation https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5225/6522 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5225/6521 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5225/6523 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5225/6520
Coverage Africa; South Africa; Eastern Cape; OR Tambo district; Mthatha March 2020- August 2020 Medical students
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Olukayode Ademola Adeleke, Busisiwe Cawe, Parimalaranie Yogeswaran https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0