The Faculty of Health Sciences offers professional undergraduate degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. Training is offered with practical experience in five major hospitals in Johannesburg as well as several rural hospitals, the state of the art Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and various clinics.
Through its partnership with the Gauteng Health Department, Wits employs over 800 medical and dental consultants who are involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and in the research programmes. Approximately 500 students graduate in these professions each year.
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University, acknowledging its role in the training of health professionals, in furthering knowledge through research and its responsibility to be relevant and responsive to the health needs of the communities it serves, and of the country, will be
The Faculty of Health Sciences of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training particularly in the South African and sub-Saharan context, offering modern and relevant curricula and facilities, with national and international reputations
The Faculty of highest reputation in South Africa for scholarship in health sciences teaching, research and clinical service
A Faculty with which staff are proud to be associated, and in which they can thrive
A Faculty with a supportive, efficient, effective and service-oriented administration
Johannesburg born and bred, Professor Wadee spent his undergraduate years at the University of Toronto (Canada), completing BSc and Honours degrees before returning to South Africa after the death of his father. He met Dr Ralph Bernstein who offered him a post in the metabolic unit of the South African Institute for Medical Research (SAIMR).
He has been Professor of Immunology since 1991 and Head of the School of Pathology since 2001. Together with these posts which he held concurrently, he has also served the Faculty as Assistant Dean Student Affairs for the past 19 years.
Professor Wadee speaks with great passion about his plans for the next five years. “Apart from aligning the Faculty to the broader Wits strategic plan, my priorities are to create a student-centred Faculty which is service delivery orientated. We must also aim to attract the highest calibre of students and staff to strengthen the existing strong research culture in the Faculty,” he says.
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