Reregistration of gynaecologists in South Africa - results of a 1-year trial run

  • H.S. Cronjé
  • R.H. Bam
  • D Cloete
  • I Niemand


Objective. Evaluation of an Australian system of reregistration with recommendations for a possible future South African system.

Design. Cohort descriptive study.

Setting. Gynaecologists from both private and full-time academic practices.

Participants. One hundred and eighty volunteers participated for a period of 1 year.

Intervention. Each participant had to obtain a minimum of 25 points and an additional subminimum in at least two of the following practice-related categories: audit, continuing medical education (CME), self-study and research or tuition.

Outcome measures. Compliance with the rules of the system and participants' comments.

Results. Ten of the 180 volunteers withdrew from the study. Only 42% of the remaining 170 participants retumed their logbooks and a mere 32% their self-study
questionnaires. The majority were in favour of self-study programmes or CME as future methods of reregistration.

Conclusion. A future system of reregistration must be based on self-study programmes and a well-structured and relevant CME curriculum.


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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135