Response to concerns expressed in the journal regarding the HPCSA requirement for registrar (MMed) research

  • Editorial Office
  • Chris Rout University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Colleen Aldous University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Richard Hift University of KwaZulu-Natal

Abstract

“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.

Author Biographies

Chris Rout, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Emerging Academics Research Support Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine University of KwaZulu-Natal
Colleen Aldous, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Emerging Academics Research Support Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine University of KwaZulu-Natal
Richard Hift, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Emerging Academics Research Support Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine University of KwaZulu-Natal
Published
2018-04-03
Section
Letters to the Editor