Medicine and Health Sciences

The aim of the MBChB is to produce graduated doctors who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to optimally utilise the opportunities available during the two-year internship to function autonomously in the primary health care sector after that, and who have acquired the ability and insight to develop further personally and professionally.

The training of medical doctors

The six-year training is followed by two years of internship and thereafter a year of community service. Hereafter you will be eligible for registration as an Independent Medical Practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

A wide range of employment opportunities exists, for instance in private practice, in hospitals or other medical institutions, in various government or non-governmental organisations, in research, in academic medicine or in the private sector with, for example, insurance companies or the pharmaceutical industry.

Postgraduate studies for a career in research or for specialisation in any clinical discipline are further attractive options. For our postgraduate offering, see here.

For further information on the curriculum, see our Calendar.