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.
University of Pretoria honours the legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - 12/12/2013
The University of Pretoria joined the world in mourning the passing, on 5 December 2013, of the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. On Wednesday, 11 December 2013, staff and students of the University attended a memorial service in the Musaion. Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu (Chancellor), Prof Cheryl de la Rey (Vice-Chancellor and Principal) and Mr Leo Haese (Chairperson of the Convocation) were also in attendance.
Prof Brenda Wingfield received A-rating from NRF - 10/12/2013
Prof Brenda Wingfield, a researcher of high international standing received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), effective from 2014. She is also the first women in the Faculty to receive this rating.
This achievement is even more exceptional because both she and her husband, Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) will now be A-rated scientists in the same faculty.
Prof Wingfield is the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the 2012 to 2016 cycle. She is also the Secretary General of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP).
CGIS student wins prestigious Isibalo award - 06/12/2013
Stefan de Bruin, a BSc (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.