More Doctors and Dentists are Needed in South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

More Doctors and Dentists are Needed in South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

More Doctors and Dentists are Needed in South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

In 2008, the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) initiated a project entitled ‘Strengthening Academic Medicine and Specialist Training’ as a response to the concern among medical and dental professionals about increasing challenges in the academic training environment and issues relating to the output and retention of specialists and sub-specialists in the public health services. These challenges significantly affect the capacity of the public and private health sectors to provide South Africa’s required quality of health care and to ensure the output of sufficient health professionals to meet its needs. A prime aim of the CMSA project was to research the need for, and numbers of, specialists and subspecialists within South Africa; this is ongoing, and the initial results are presented herein.

More Doctors and Dentists are Needed in South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

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