Profiles And Contributions To This Article

'Going rural': driving change through a rural medical education innovation

Susan  Van Schalkwyk

Susan Van Schalkwyk

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review, collected data, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts, managed research team, participated in analysis of data

position: Deputy director

South Africa

My focus is on health professions education with a particular interest in faculty development and postgraduate studies.


Juanita  Bezuidenhout

Juanita Bezuidenhout

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts, participated in analysis of data, designed the project

position: Deputy director (Research)

South Africa

I am a practising Anatomical Pathologist with a keen interest in all aspects of Health Professions Education, especially in clinical reasoning, inter-professional education, leadership, postgraduate training.


Hoffie  Conradie

Hoffie Conradie

qualifications: MMed

contribution: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Director

South Africa

Principal family physician, Worcerster Hospital, associate professor, division of family medicine and primary care,faculty of health sciences, university of Stellenbosch. Director Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, HFHS, SU. Working in regional hospital Worcester. Involved with for both undergraduate and post graduate family medicine training. Responsible for undergraduate rural rotation. Involved in rural roll out of ARV program for AIDS patients. Research interest: Training of family physicians for rural practice, undergraduate education, e-learning.


Therese  Fish

Therese Fish

qualifications: MBA

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts, participated in analysis of data

position: Deputy dean, Community Interaction

South Africa


Norma  Kok

Norma Kok

qualifications: MSc(PubHlth)

contribution: literature review, contributed to drafts, original concept

position: Senior research assistant

South Africa


Ben  van Heerden

Ben Van Heerden

qualifications: MMed

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Director

South Africa

Ben van Heerden Director: Centre for Health Professions Education Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Stellenbosch University South Africa


Marietjie  De Villiers

Prof Marietjie De Villiers

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts, participated in analysis of data

position: Deputy dean, Education

South Africa

Professor in Family Medicine and Principal Investigator Stellenbosch University Collaborative Capacity Enhancement in Districts (SUCCEED), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Family physician, medical educator, researcher. Experienced in family medicine and health professions education research. Special interest areas include training for rural practice, improving and maintaining competence of practitioners in rural practice with an interest in effective and relevant continuing professional development, clinical communication skills training, teaching postgraduate students to become effective teachers themselves.


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