More than the sum of their parts – producing fit for purpose anaesthesiologists

  • Lionel Patrick Green-Thompson Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University


The preparation of specialists has shifted from the idea of a global knowing of the capacity of the graduate to a competency-based framing of what an appropriate qualification should be.1 There is a growing realisation that the specialist anaesthesiologist should graduate with an ability to perform in both technical and non-technical domains. Health care systems are becoming increasingly complex, and hence both these competencies are necessary for effective delivery of care.

Author Biography

Lionel Patrick Green-Thompson, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Associate Professor and Dean, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa