Is the HPCSA requirement for a research dissertation for specialist registration the best option?

  • Bruce M Biccard University of Cape Town
  • Robert A Dyer University of Cape Town
  • Justiaan L Swanevelder University of Cape Town
  • Jeff F Coetzee Stellenbosch University
  • Steven L Shafer Stanford University

Abstract

In November 2010 the Subcommittee for Postgraduate Education and Training (Medical) under the auspices of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) decreed that for registrars who commenced training on or after 1 January 2011, “Completion of a research component” is a requirement for registration as a specialist.1

Author Biographies

Bruce M Biccard, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine University of Cape Town
Robert A Dyer, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine University of Cape Town
Justiaan L Swanevelder, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine University of Cape Town
Jeff F Coetzee, Stellenbosch University
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Stellenbosch University
Steven L Shafer, Stanford University
Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine Stanford University United States of America
Published
2017-09-17
Section
Editorial