Letter to Family Medicine Registrars

Published on: 7 January 2019

Letter to Family Medicine Registrars

Good day to all Family Medicine Registrars.

The South African Academy of Family Physicians recently elected a new council for the year 2017-2020. As the Registrar Representative, I would like to introduce myself, Dr Mohan, currently 3rd year registrar at the University of Witwatersrand.

The main purpose of this communication is to create a platform for registrars to communicate with each other and raise any concerns or problems faced in your workplace or training program. These matters will then be presented to the SAAFP at the next National Council meeting. Any comments or ideas for improvement are also welcome.

The SAAFP Council held its first National Council Meeting in December and it was decided that one of the first priorities for the term 2017-2020 was to improve registrar training and pass rates at the College exams.

I request you all to please circulate this information amongst our fellow Family Medicine registrars and encourage them to become members of the SAAFP.

Please feel free to email me if you have any queries or concerns that you would like to raise with the council.

Dr S Mohan
3rd year Family Medicine Registrar
University of the Witwatersrand
SAAFP Trainee Registrar Representative 2017-2020

Call for papers released and registrations now open

The scientific committee of the 21st Annual National Family Practitioners Congress is extending an invitation for the submission of research abstracts for the congress that will be held in Cape Town 24-26 August 2018. We are encouraging colleagues to share research-work that illustrates the advancement of Family Medicine as a growing, exciting and important discipline.

We call on for abstracts to be submitted for peer review before 30 April 2018 in order to be considered for presentation at this congress. Each abstract will be peer reviewed and evaluated in terms of its scientific rigour,  social and/or academic value. Reviewers will decide on whether to recommend acceptance or rejection of an abstract.  If the abstract is accepted, a recommendation will be made for oral presentation or poster. The scientific committee will inform applicants of the outcome of the review by 30 May 2018.

Please click HERE for the Author Guidelines.

Please click HERE to register.

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