Article

Self-perceived readiness of medical interns in performing basic medical procedures at the Universitas Academic Health Complex in Bloemfontein

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 58, issue 5, 2016 , pages: 179–184
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2016.1228560
Author(s): SIN YigaFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, J BotesFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, G JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa, S BulaneFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, T ChoaneFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, K MogaleFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, M RapitseFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, C RuitersFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Medical internship in South Africa is a two-year period after completing the basic medical degree. Interns rotate through six different domains, where they are exposed to various clinical procedures. These skills are often not up to standard, and interns feel unprepared for future challenges.

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