The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) was established in October 1997 by the South African Medical Association (SAMA). FPD is currently the largest self-funding educational provider in the health sector in South Africa. The vision of FPD is to build a better society through education and development.
FPD’s mission is to ensure the availability of skilled professionals, allied workers and managers who will be able to deliver a service to the public that is affordable, evidence-based and congruent with international best practice. FPD engages in all three areas of higher educational scholarship namely: teaching and learning, community engagement and research. FPD’s research priorities focus on promoting operational research and research on educational practice.