African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (2020-11-01)

Family medicine internship support during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, South Africa – A narrative report

  • Gaironesa Solomon,
  • Ayesha Allie,
  • Raeesah Fakier,
  • Daniel Tadmor,
  • Kamaludin Ashtiker,
  • Colyn Le Roux,
  • Junaid Omar,
  • Mosedi Namane

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. e1 – e3


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The health-service redesign that came with the preparation for the surge of COVID-19 had a potential of disrupting the Family Medicine internship programme like it did to many other health and academic programmes. A team of Cape-Town based Community Health Centre (CHC) doctors mitigated this challenge by designing an innovative tool that facilitated ongoing supervision of the interns in order to achieve the outcomes of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).