Profiles And Contributions To This Article

'I felt colonised': emerging clinical teachers on a new rural teaching platform

Julia  Blitz

A/Prof Julia Blitz

qualifications: MPraxMed

contribution: original concept

position: Associate professor

South Africa

I am currently the Vice-Dean: Learning and Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. My clinical specialty is Family Medicine. I have a strong interest in medical education, particularly faculty development, clinical teaching, and assessment.


Juanita  Bezuidenhout

Juanita Bezuidenhout

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept

position: Associate professor

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: MPraxMed

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate professor

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.


Marietjie  De Villiers

Prof Marietjie De Villiers

qualifications: PhD

contribution: supplied 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.


Susan  Van Schalkwyk

Susan Van Schalkwyk

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept

position: Deputy director (Education)

South Africa

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


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