Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

What do we do

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology teaches Obstetrics and Gynaecology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University.

Teaching and training

The Department has divisions at the three major teaching hospitals, namely, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital and Rahima Moosa Hospital who teach and provide clinical services to manage all women who come to these hospitals during their pregnancy or for treatment of any gynaecological condition.


Obstetrics is taught to undergraduate students during their 5rd year of training and Gynaecology during the final year of their GEMP. Each discipline has an annual six week rotation during which the students will get their tutorials, their practical experience and their assessment.  Students will be allocated to one of the three above mentioned hospitals for their rotations each year.

Our Registrar programme

Qualified doctors who have completed their internship and community service are eligible to apply for a 4-year training post.  Registrars will be required to register for an MMed in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Wits, meet the requirements of the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), pass the examinations set by the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the College of Medicine of South Africa and then submit a dissertation to finally obtain not only the specialist examination provided by the CMSA, but also obtain an MMed (O&G) provided by Wits. 

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