Response to concerns expressed in the journal regarding the HPCSA requirement for registrar (MMed) research
“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”
– Captain Jack Sparrow
A recent editorial1 and letter2 in the journal question the appropriateness of the current HPCSA regulation for a compulsory practical research component of training for specialist registration. We agree with the call by both publications for national discussion to address the issues raised, although arguably the time for “urgency”2 has long since passed. Nevertheless, it is always timeous to reflect on current practice and try to find solutions as well as identify problems.
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