Reconceptualising Health Professions Education in South Africa

02-07-18 Nani Mtsiba 0 comment

As a response to the continuing shortages of healthcare professionals, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) undertook a study to investigate the full value chain in health sciences education from student selection, through pedagogical developments, the current bottlenecks in the system to how the future health sciences education system can be financed and regulated. The study was intended to generate evidence that could be used to recommend to policymakers, how health professions education might be transformed to improve the nation’s health and well-being.


The study findings include barriers in student selection; inadequate production and retention of skilled health professionals; urban-rural maldistribution of graduates; core competencies challenges, and more.

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