New unit to strengthen MMed research
A new unit to support Masters of Medicine (MMed) students with research projects was recently established at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS).
The new MMed Unit of the Research Development and Support Division (RDSD) will also assist in strengthening capacity for supervisors in clinical research.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) requires MMed candidates to complete a research component to qualify and register as a medical specialist in South Africa. According to Prof Nico Gey van Pittius, the Deputy Dean of Research at the FMHS, this poses a challenge in the clinical environments for a number of reasons.
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