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International Student Elective Clerkships

Students, mainly from Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Australia and Africa , apply to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg to complete elective clerkships at the academic teaching hospitals affiliated to the Medical School.

Eligibility

Students applying for elective clerkships must have completed their basic science training and at least one full year of clinical training in a hospital.

In the field of Paediatrics students should preferably have prior clinical experience and be in the final year of study.

Students undertaking Trauma, should be in the penultimate or final year of medical studies.

All applicants must have a good command of the English language as all teaching and instruction is conducted in English.

Clerkship Programmes

The clerkship programmes vary considerably. Every effort is made to try to meet the student's particular preference. 

The duration of an elective clerkship can range from a minimum period of four weeks to a maximum of eight weeks.

Medical Departments

Rotations of not less than 4 consecutive weeks and not more than 8 consecutive weeks can be arranged in the following departments/units:

Emergency Medicine
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Helen Joseph Hospital
Anaesthesiology
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Internal Medicine
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Helen Joseph Hospital
Neurological Surgery
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Orthopaedic Sugery
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Paediatrics Child Health
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Rahima Moosa Mother Child Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Radiology
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Surgery
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Helen Joseph Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (only @ Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital)
  • Paediatric Surgery (only @ Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (only @ Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital)
Trauma
  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Important: The minimum period in Trauma is 4 weeks and the maximum allowable period is 6 weeks

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