I remember when i used to dream about been a medical doctor in my childhood days, doctors where viewed as respected, very intellegent and often rich people in the society and every parents dream was to see their child attain that dream.
Of course not every one was born to be a doctor, honestly i would not be able to count wrong the number of wrong injections i would have administered by now if i became a medical doctor. Am happy been in the tech business specifically in the software development business but i know some of you have genuine passion for the medical filled and wondering which medical school in south africa to enroll in, we will make tha process easy by lising the top 10 medical schools in south africa.
How we came about this list…
There are lots of bogus websites writing on top 10 this and that simply by listing them without any concrete evidence to support those claims, below are some factors we considered when compiling the list:
- Age of medical school ; the longer the school has been in existence the better we believe it is , well not neccsarily
- School ranking.
We will use the above two factors to compile a list of 10 top medical schools in south africa, lets begin please.
10 ten medical schools in south africa
1.University of cape town
The first on our list is the university of cape town which happens to be the oldest university in south africa, established on 1829. University of cape town commonly referred to as UCT has the highest university ranking in south africa been 200th on the world ranking
UCT medical courses
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine and Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Audiology
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Higher Certificate in Disability Practice
Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Formulation Science
For uct medical school admission requirement, fees and prospectus download their handbook here
Apply for admission at wits here
2. University of the Witwatersrand
Wits is also one of the oldest universities in south africa dating back to 1896, the first campus of wits university was established in kimberley then later the main campus was transferred to johannesburg.
Wits is ranked at 381st in top universities in the world
Medical/health science schools/ courses at wits
school of public health
school of Therapeutic Sciences
school of Anatomical Science
school of clinical medicine
school of oral health Sciences
school of Pathology
school of Physiology
3. University or Pretoria
University of pretoria is one of the top universities and oldest universities in south africa dating back to 10 February 1908.
University of Pretoria was not always called university of pretoria in fact it was called “Transvaal Universiteitskollege” (T.U.K.) or the Transvaal University College before the name change.
University of pretoria is currently ranked between 561-570.
Medical/health science courses at University of Pretoria
|SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY|
|BChD – Bachelor of Dental Surgery||5 years|
|BOH – Bachelor of Oral Hygiene||3 years|
|SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE SCIENCES|
|BDietetics – Bachelor of Dietetics||4 years|
|BNurs – Bachelor of Nursing Science||4 years|
|BOT – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy||4 years|
|BPhysio – Bachelor of Physiotherapy||4 years|
|BRad – Bachelor of Radiography||3 years|
|SCHOOL OF MEDICINE|
|BCMP – Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice||3 years|
|MBChB – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery||6 years|
|BSportSci – Bachelor of Sports Science||3 years|
|HCert (Sports Science) – Higher Certificate in Sports Science
Focus areas (choose one):
5. University of johannesburg
6.University of KwaZulu-Natal
7. Rhodes University
8. University of the Western Cape
9. North-West University
10. University of the Free State