The South African Academy of Family Physicians wants to recognize competent and effective clinical trainers in the workplace through a process of national accreditation. The main intention is to encourage family physicians to develop expertise as clinical trainers, recognize those that are doing well, and stimulate interest in educational expertise in the workplace.
Nationally accredited clinical trainers will be listed on our website and will receive a certificate at the National Family Practitioners Conference.
The expertise needed to be an effective clinical trainer in the workplace will benefit a wide range of health professionals. Family physicians are often involved in the training of registrars, interns, medical students, clinical associates and others. In particular, we hope that more effective clinical training will improve the number of new family physicians passing the national examination and being available to the country.
The National Education and Training Committee of the SAAFP will be responsible for the process and for making the final decision on whether to accredit someone or not.