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Overview of Division
The Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care focuses on education, research, and service delivery. At an undergraduate level, the Division is instrumental to teaching and training on primary health care and district health services for the MBChB programme. At a postgraduate level the Division trains specialists in family medicine and has PhD, MPhil, and Diploma programmes. Key research interests are non-communicable diseases, community-orientated primary care, and family medicine education. Many of the staff are joint staff with the Department of Health and Wellness and are engaged with service delivery as well as policy development.

Term: Permanent, external funding dependent

Clinical training of undergraduate MBChB students
Coordinates middle phase medical student clinical rotation
Assists with coordination of late phase medical student clinical rotations
Contributes to development and later coordination of modules within the new MBChB curriculum and in particular the final year Distributed Apprenticeship clinical rotation
Provides clinical training and clinical teaching on family medicine and primary health care
Support the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Collaborates in applied research projects
Support assessments of students as needed
Support teaching of other students as needed, including postgraduate students
Registered as a medical practitioner with the HPCSA
At least 3-years clinical experience in family medicine, district health services or primary health care
Ability to effectively coordinate teams of people and complex projects
Proven excellent communication skills and interpersonal relations
Qualification in health professions education or family medicine
Experience of clinical training or clinical teaching
Experience of participating in or performing research
Commencement of duties : 1 January 2024
Closing date: 31 July 2023
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof. B Mash 021 938 9170 or
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Division, Tygerberg Campus on 021 938 9636.
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Advocating for our national position paper with the Department of Health

The SA Family Practice Journal recently published our new national position paper on family medicine. Since then, our national council considered how to disseminate it and engage with policymakers on our recommendations. As a result, we have met with the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to discuss the position paper. Dr Tasleem Ras and Dr Jenny Nash, two of our directors, were invited to join the National District Health Services Technical Working Group. The group are looking at how to bring policy and strategy on the district health services up to date. We have also had interactions with Ms Jeanette Hunter who is responsible for health service management and Dr Nicholas Crisp who is responsible for NHI in the national department. In addition, we have engaged with Dr Kenny Jacobs the Chair of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health. We will keep you posted on how these multiple initiatives develop over time.

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Promote optimal health for the people in Southern Africa through advocacy, support and the development of the primary health care team, and the establishment of an equitable, humane and integrated district health care system.

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