Faculty of Health Sciences

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.

12 August 2015 - This house would legalise the sale of human organs

All Health Sciences staff and students are invited to ‘This house would legalise the sale of human organs’ – A debate to encourage discourse on the ethical issues surrounding transplant surgery. Click here for more details.

27 February 2015 - Notice to Health Science applicants for 2016

The proposed online Biosketch for Health Sciences applicants will not be implemented in 2016. Thus the selection process for applicants for Health Sciences in 2016 will be a composite index calculated based on the following: Your Academic results for five subjects and the National Benchmark Test Scores.




Vision Statement

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




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