Milestone for Seggie

01 July 2009 | Story by Chris McEvoy

Professor Janet SeggieHonored: Professor Janet Seggie is the first woman to receive the Arthur Landau Lectureship.

Professor Janet Seggie of UCT's Department of Medicine is the first woman to be elected as the Arthur Landau Lecturer by the Fellows and Councillors of the College of Physicians of South Africa.

This is the highest honour that specialist physicians can bestow on a colleague in South Africa.

Prof Seggie will be required to deliver a lecture at all the medical schools in the country over the next six months. Her lecture, titled Educating Doctors for Africa: a captivating "alchemy", will focus on South Africa's recent MBChB curriculum renewal processes.

"It's a special honour to receive this prestigious award from my peers," said Prof. Seggie. "Arthur Landau was a very special physician and teacher, who took an interest in all of us as we undertook our specialist training as registrars at Groote Schuur Hospital."

The annual travelling lectureship is awarded in honour of Dr Landau, a former president of the College.

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