SCP commits support to UCT training programme

SCP commits support to UCT training programme

Thanks to a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Cape Town, SCP Radiology is proud to play a small but valuable part in the training of future radiologists in South Africa.

SCP has just agreed to support the radiology registrars at Groote Schuur Hospital by sponsoring 18 subscriptions to one of the world’s premier online training resources for radiologists. The practice has committed to this sponsorship for the next three years.

The agreement will allow qualified medical doctors who are working towards specialisation in radiology, to access MRI Online’s vast library of training resources. MRI Online is a US-based platform that offers doctors thousands of cases to read and report on under the guidance of highly skilled radiology experts.

Experience-based learning

The need for a supplementary learning tool was identified by UCT Professor Sulaiman Moosa, Head of the Radiology Division at Groote Schuur Hospital.

He heads up one of the country’s leading radiology training programmes, which offers doctors four to five years of HPCSA-accredited rotational training towards specialisation, including a paediatric radiology rotation at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

MRI Online will further supplement registrars’ official training programme by exposing them to expert-led practice cases more often, and allowing them to fast-track their knowledge building and mastery of diagnostic reporting. The format is also specifically designed to fit into, rather than disrupt, doctors’ busy training schedules.

Investing in education

SCP Radiology has a history of support to training institutions and academic hospitals in the Western Cape, and its Managing Partner Dr Jean de Villiers says the practice is proud to continue backing healthcare education in South Africa. “The skills of well-trained healthcare professionals are increasingly valuable to our country and its citizens. We’re privileged to be given the opportunity to contribute, particularly as it concerns the future health of our own profession.

“We’re hopeful that the future radiologists of UCT will make full use of the resource now at their disposal and wish them every success as they progress through their studies.”

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