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Junior medical researchers: A neglected community with great academic potential

J Bovijn, A Jacobs, M T Boswell, E du Bruyn, L Bovijn, N Berkowitz

Abstract


Medical research capacity development is a national priority to improve healthcare in South Africa (SA). The 2011 National Health Research Summit set a target of training 1 000 doctoral candidates in health sciences over the next 10 years. We advocate revitalised research training opportunities for junior clinicians to help achieve this target and to contribute to the creation of a thriving medical research network across SA.

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J Bovijn, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

A Jacobs, Imperial College London, UK

M T Boswell, Tshwane District Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa; Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

E du Bruyn, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa

L Bovijn, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa

N Berkowitz, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):884-885. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10179

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Date submitted: 2015-10-08
Date published: 2015-10-08

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