The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) made its mark at Stellenbosch University's recent conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning held in Somerset West.
Nearly a quarter (22%) of the papers submitted to the conference were first authored by members of the FMHS, and focused on a variety of aspects in health professions education.
Three of the six abstracts that were shortlisted originated from the FMHS. These are:
- A practice-based approach to interprofessional education by Jana Muller and Helta Jordaan.
- Implementation of an integrated ePortfolio by Mariette Volschenk.
- Towards an evidence-based framework for clinical training on a rural platform coauthored by Susan van Schalkwyk; Julia Blitz; Hoffie Conradie; Therese Fish; Norma Kok; Ben van Heerden and Marietjie de Villiers.
The presentation by Van Schalkwyk et al. won the overall award for best research-based presentation at the conference.
Photo: Profs Arnold Schoonwinkel, Susan van Schalkwyk, Julia Blitz and Dr Antoinette van der Merwe.