Our MBChB undergraduate Medicine teaching program for 4th and 6th year students has traditionally consisted of face-to-face consultant-led, seminar-based teaching augmented by small-group bedside teaching, with students gaining clinical experience when they join Medical firms as the junior members of the team for the duration of their Medicine rotation.
With the international spread of COVID-19, health care professionals need to be ready to provide appropriate advice, diagnostic work-up and management for patients suspected or confirmed to have the condition.
Our recent biennial Physicians Conference was held at the River Club in Observatory, 20-23 February 2020. For the 1st time in the history of the conference this was a joint initiative with our colleagues from Stellenbosch University.
The early abandonment of HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo) in South Africa for failing to prevent infections is a huge setback in the quest to find an HIV vaccine. However, this will not deter scientists, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.