The School of Medicine at University of Pretoria started out as the Faculty of Medicine in 1943. The first class comprised of 57 students. Over the years class sized increased and departments of allied health care were added to the Faculty. With the formation of the Faculty of Health Sciences in 1999 the School of Medicine was established as one of four Schools in the Faculty, the others being Schools of Dentistry, Health Care Sciences and Health Systems & Public Health.
The current MBChB class size is 300 students.
The School of Medicine offers training for the following degrees:
MMed in different specialties
MPhil (Philosophy and ethics of mental health)
BClinical Medical Practice
MPhil (Pain Management)
Master of Early Childhood Intervention
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy
In addition Postgraduate Diplomas in Family Medicine as well as in General Ultrasound are offered.
Details of all the courses can be found on this site using the Academic Programmes link, in the yearbook of the University of Pretoria and on the site for prospective students in the field of Medicine.
The School is managed by an Executive Committee that is elected every five years, and report to Faculty Exco.
The current SoM EXCO members are:
Prof BG Lindeque ( Deputy Dean and Chair of School)
Prof OBW Greeff
Prof RJ Green
Prof JLA Rantloane
Prof JL Roos
Prof MM Sathekge
The School of Medicine houses 28 academic departments and 6 academic divisions . Training is offered at several training sites including the facilities of Faculty of Health Sciences, the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Kalafong Hospital, Tshwane district Hospital, facilities of the National Health Laboratory Service and several sites in Mpumalanga as well as primary care sites in the Tshwane region.
The training programmes of the School of Medicine have been accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
CGIS student wins prestigious Isibalo award - 06/12/2013
Stefan de Bruin, a CGISBSc (Hons)( Geoinformatics) student from the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) at the University of Pretoria was awarded first prize in the category Best Student Project at the first annual Isibalo Award Evening on 4 December 2013.
Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 released - 04/12/2013
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and its Integrated Reporting Team launched the Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 on 28 November. The same date also saw a celebration in honour of the first group of students to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.
UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children - 04/12/2013
A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
Season's greetings - 03/12/2013
Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.
Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.
Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.
UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition - 03/12/2013
The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.
Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.