Welcome to the School of Medicine
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
- MPharm Med
- 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.