Registrar training programme

The HPCSA accredited programme traditionally extends over 4-5 years. Registrars complete 1-2 month blocks of training in the modalities, beginning with fluoroscopy and plain radiography, followed by sonography, computed tomography (CT), interventional/vascular radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography. The training modules are then consolidated with regular rotations through the various modalites over the 4/5 years.

A dedicated neuroradiology rotation, senior interventional radiology rotation and paediatric radiology rotation at Red Cross Childrens Hospital for 4 months, contributes to the exceptional training unique to the Groote Schuur programe. In addition, a month is spent in the Nuclear Medicine department.

Specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa involves the successful completion of the Part 1 and Part 2 fellowship examinations of the College of Radiologists/College of Medicine of South Africa.

Registrars register concurrently with the University of Cape Town for the Master of Medicine degree during which a research project is completed. This involves a full thesis or a publication type article for a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Completion of a research assignment is now a requisite for specialist registration with the HPCSA.

The daily academic programme includes cased based presentations. The weekly programme consists of a didactic academic meeting, interactive junior and senior plain radiography reporting sessions and journal club.