What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

Since its inception in 2013, Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) has made increasing the number of medical students who choose family medicine one of its top priorities. With that goal in mind, a group of resident and medical student leaders involved in FMAHealth spearheaded a study,(journals.stfm.org) published in the February issue of Family Medicine, to uncover new insights … Continue reading What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

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Budget: Treasury shifting NHI funds to fill provincial posts

In a pragmatic move to tackle one of the most pressing problems confronting public healthcare, the Treasury has shifted unspent National Health Insurance (NHI) funds to provinces so they can fill critical posts. Business Day reports that the development is consistent with the emphasis President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed on tacking the crisis in healthcare, and suggests a pragmatism … Continue reading Budget: Treasury shifting NHI funds to fill provincial posts

Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout

Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. And sprint interval training may be most effective for weight loss, the analysis indicates, although the breadth of training programmes studied makes it difficult to recommend one … Continue reading Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout

SPARC: Strategic Purchasing – Monthly Bulletin

SPARC Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center  Monthly Dispatch | January 2019 Africa is at a critical moment in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). While most countries recognize the importance of “health for all,” funding constraints present a very real challenge. Attention is beginning to shift toward how available funds can be maximized to … Continue reading SPARC: Strategic Purchasing – Monthly Bulletin

CMS to report at last on low-cost medical scheme options

After years of delays, the Council for Medical Schemes is to publish a framework for low-cost medical scheme options next month, says a report in Rapport. Medical schemes hope the low-cost options exclude the current Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) in order to offer genuinely affordable options. The council says the framework will be published alongside a draft PMB … Continue reading CMS to report at last on low-cost medical scheme options

Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care June 10-21, 2019 The Toronto International Program in Strengthening Family Medicine and Primary Care (TIP-FM) is a program for international leaders engaged in the development and strengthening of family medicine globally. The goal of the TIP-FM is to enhance leadership capacity in family medicine and primary … Continue reading Toronto International Program to Strengthen Family Medicine & Primary Care

AMA Webinar recording

Teaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa Dear Participant Thank you for participating in the webinar “Teaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa,” hosted by the AMA, along with its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, to share the latest innovations emerging … Continue reading AMA Webinar recording