Dr Lynette Van Der Merwe
Sr Lect/Head Med Off
Support School of Medicine
IB G48
051 4012773
Muller Potgieter Building 20

Short CV



Publications (Short List)

Publications (From 2014)

Gerber AM, Vorster A, Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ. 2019. Second and third-year medical student™ self-reported alcohol and substance use, smoking habits and academic performance at a South African medical school. Health SA Gesondheid (Accepted for publication)
Joubert G, Steinberg WJ, Van der Merwe LJ. 2019. The selection and inclusion of students as research participants in undergraduate medical student projects at the School of Medicine, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2002 - 2017: An ethical perspective AJHPE 11(2): 57-62. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2019.v11i2.1081
Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ, Van Rooyen FC, Joubert G, Walsh CM. 2018. The relationship between obesity, leptin, adiponectin and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women, Free State, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 30, 8 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16070658.2017.1267380
Larson CO, Bezuidenhout J, Van der Merwe LJ.2017. Is community-based electrocardiography education feasible in the early phase of an undergraduate medical curriculum? Health SA Gesondheid 22, 61 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hsag.2016.11.005
Van der Merwe LJ, Van Zyl GJ, St Clair Gibson A, Viljoen M, et al. South African medical schools:Current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile.SAMJ 2016 106(1):76-81. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i1.9913
Van der Merwe LJ, Van Zyl GJ, Nel MM, Joubert G. "How we see "Y": South African health sciences students` and lecturers` perceptions of Generation Y students". AJHPE 2014, 6(1), 10-16.


Areas of interest:

Health sciences education (current)

Resilience, burnout and coping(current)

Cardiovascular risk factors, adipokines, and diseases of lifestyle (previous)

Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

MGPV 7900:  Orientation and introduction to medical education for postgraduate students in MMed programme

MDOC 1513:  Communication skills and the doctor patient relationship (first year MBChB students)

Community Service

Service Learning



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