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Life out there

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Work-life balance strategies for postgraduate students

You are doing a postgraduate degree because you know it is what your career needs. You thought long and hard about whether to enrol; you weighed the pros and cons, calculated the hours required to make it work, and made an informed decision using the information at your disposal… now you are knee-deep immersed in it. You feel pulled apart between what your postgraduate degree requires and life out there; your kids need you, or you are working part-time, or you are planning your wedding, or you a…

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Having to deal with strong emotions? Just FAVE them

We have all been confronted with strong emotions from a fellow student, supervisor, friend or foe. A friend shares an experience and we, coming from a good place, jump in with an array of solutions. Often followed by an unexpected reaction from our counterpart. This type of situation does not benefit either party, creates animosity and leaves one feeling empty.


I read a blog post recently that described the importance of not jumping into solution mode immediately when confronted with strong e…

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The New HPCSA CPD Self-Service Platform: Before you throw your Laptop out the Window, Read Here

The way in which the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is monitoring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance has changed. In the past, the HPCSA randomly drew names of practitioners and audited them for their compliance with the CPD requirements. Now, the HPCSA has developed a CPD Self-Service Platform and all healthcare practitioners are required to upload their CPD activities there.

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