Determinants of effective medical intern training at a training hospital in North West Province, South Africa
of incompetence of medical interns at the end of training.
Method. A qualitative study using individual interviews was done among 7 purposefully selected doctors who had completed internship at Rustenburg Hospital. Thematic analysis was done.
Results. Determinants of effective training in internship were identified as good quality supervisors, effective supervision, adequate opportunity to experiential learning, conducive environment, good support system (hospital management, hospital staff, academic opportunities), personal attributes and reasonable work load.
Conclusion. The need for accredited training institutions to create conducive training environments based on the identified determinants was identified.
Ni Ni Sein, Dept of Family Medicine MEDUNSA
John Tumbo, Dept of Family Medicine, Univeristy of Limpopo
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Date published: 2012-07-11
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