AMTC: Accelerated Medically Trained Clinician
Healthcare professionals trained in an accelerated medical model exist
in 50+ countries under 25+ different titles.
The term AMTC encompasses all of these classifications.
During the 2020 COVID19 pandemic, an opportunity surfaced for ClinAs to expand their expertise in community-oriented primary care (COPC) to enhance access to quality health care for the Anglo America mining communities. The University of Pretoria’s COPC Research Unit collaborated with the provincial department of health, Anglo America, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and World Vision to implement COPC at household level, where ClinAs are key team members who work in collaboration with various stakeholders to trace, treat, refer, and identify patients/families affected with COVID19.
In an effort to fulfill our mission to conduct and disseminate research on the global AMTC workforce, we are collaborating with our in-country members to present AMTC-oriented data specific to each country. These national workforce profile pages are intended to inform policymakers and fill the data gap that currently exists in regards to Accelerated Medically Trained Clinicians.
The Kenya & Uganda pages are live!
Efforts on other country workforce profiles are ongoing.
We need your research!
If you would like to participate in this effort and ensure the AMTC role is best represented from your country, become a member and contact us today.
Lessons from a fit-for-purpose medical educator
"AMTCs are the backbone of medical services in many countries, especially in East Africa.
In such countries, the AMTC see more patients compared to Medical Doctors. They also take approximately, half the duration a Medical doctor takes to qualify for medical practice. It is cheaper to train the AMTC than to train a medical Doctor."