Community-oriented primary care footprinting: An undergraduate programme experience

South African Family Practice

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Title Community-oriented primary care footprinting: An undergraduate programme experience
Creator Ugwuanyi, Anastasia E.
Subject Medical Education, Community-oriented Primary Care; Family Medicine community-oriented primary care project; medical education, experiential learning; social accountability; Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro programme; University of the Witwatersrand
Description The Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro (NMFC) programme, a government initiative to address healthcare inequities in South Africa, focuses on the training of indigenous students to become competent healthcare practitioners. A collaboration combining training in a Cuban primary care, preventative system with integration in a South African institution within a quadruple disease burdened healthcare system. This article reflects on integration experience at the University of Witwatersrand, a programme pedagogically positioned within a workplace-based, situated learning framework. Since 2022, community-oriented primary care (COPC) projects became part of the integrated primary care and family medicine learning objectives. This article summarises the experience of the 2021–2022 cohort and calls for the strengthening of undergraduate medical education curricula with learning objectives reflective of social accountability.Contribution: This article spotlights work in the undergraduate space around teaching and experiential learning of community-oriented primary care in line with the journal’s scope. 
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2024-04-18
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Open forum
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v66i1.5854
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 66, No 1 (2024): Part 2; 5 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa;SouthAfrica; Gauteng; Johannesburg 2021 —
Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Anastasia E. Ugwuanyi