In Practice

The African Hospitalist Fellowship

A D Daniels, H Buys, R Dunkley, J M Wilmshurst

Abstract


The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme is rolling out a training course for newly qualified paediatricians to equip them with the leadership skills to function in complex general paediatric settings. The care of children in Africa carries its own unique demands, from the layering effects of multiple conditions through to establishing and sustaining services under severe resource constraints. This novel training concept aims to strengthen confidence and knowledge in areas that are not priorities during standard general paediatric training. The skills gained are considered of great relevance in assisting general paediatricians to achieve their full potential in their careers.


Authors' affiliations

A D Daniels, Neonatology Fellow, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

H Buys, African Paediatric Fellowship Program, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

R Dunkley, Ambulatory and Emergency Division, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

J M Wilmshurst, African Paediatric Fellowship Program, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Paediatrics; Hospitalist; Africa; South Africa; Fellowship; Pilot programme

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2017;107(11):945-947. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i11.12718

Article History

Date submitted: 2017-10-31
Date published: 2017-10-31

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