Welcome to SURMEPI

The Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership Initiative (SURMEPI) focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative medical education models that aim to support rural and underserved communities in South Africa. SURMEPI has a special remit to generate workable and effective medical education models within an African context and a resource-constrained medical education environment. The project mainly uses the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS)’s UKWANDA rural training platform including the newly established Rural Clinical School (RCS) to implement and test these innovations, although peripheral areas in other parts of South Africa and Africa are also included.