SAMSS is conducting a survey of all medical schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of the survey is to establish the current status of medical education in the region and identify trends, key areas of need, and opportunities for capacity building and retention. The University of Pretoria is partnering with GW and the SAMSS Advisory Committee in the development, implementation, and analysis of the medical school survey.
The University of Pretoria team is led by Dr. Eric Buch, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Health Systems and Public Health. Dr. Buch is also Health Advisor to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
Implementation of the survey has gone extremely well. Across all linguistic groups and geographic regions, the response rate is currently approaching 70%, which is excellent for a continent-wide institutional survey. Analysis of the survey is currently underway and once collection of responses is complete, results will be incorporated into the final SAMSS report and into articles submitted to peer-reviewed journals. Please contact us
with specific questions on the survey.