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Table 3 Frequency and types of educational meetings [N=49]

From: The national portfolio for postgraduate family medicine training in South Africa: a descriptive study of acceptability, educational impact, and usefulness for assessment

  1-2 weekly n (%) 4 weekly n (%) ≥ 8 weekly n (%)
An educational meeting between the registrar and someone who can facilitate their learning happens 42 (85.7) 4 (8.2) 3 (6.1)
A face-to-face meeting between the registrar and supervisor happens on average 31 (63.2) 8 (16.3) 10 (20.5)
If the registrar(s) work in a regional hospital how often do they meet with a family physician? 34 (69.4) 9 (18.3) 6 (12.2)
If the registrars work in the district, how often on average do they meet with a family physician? 37 (75.5) 6 (12.2) 6 (12.2)
  Daily to weekly 2-4 weekly ≥ 8-weekly
Setting a learning agenda 4 (8.2) 14 (28.6) 24 (48.9)
Intermittent evaluation of progress 2 (4.1) 22 (45) 23 (46.9)
Observation or demonstration of communication/procedural skills 13 (26.5) 15 (30.6) 15 (30.6)
Discussion of patients/cases 22 (44.9) 19 (38.7) 5 (10.2)
Critical reflection or appraisal of scientific literature 13 (26.5) 24 (48.9) 10 (20.4)
Academic programme/research issues 10 (20.4) 28 (57.1) 6 (12.3)
Personal problems 10 (20.4) 19 (38.8) 8 (16.3)