School of Clinical Medicine

Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 12, 2020
- By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when considered within the South African context, these are hardly new phenomena. Our years of experience in dealing with the HIV epidemic - and having the highest infection rates in the...
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23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

October 12, 2020
A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban as teaching platforms. Assounga is Head of the Discipline of Nephrology at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela...
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UKZN Launches Intern Mentorship Programme

October 1, 2020
UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec on 16 September through a webinar with around 180 attendees made up of Medical interns, academics and mentors. The brain-child of Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of the School, the mentorship programme aims to support KwaZulu-Natal interns...
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Cuban-Trained Medical Students join UKZN for Clinical Training

October 1, 2020
Eighty-five Medical students who underwent five years of training in Cuba have been welcomed back “home” at UKZN. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a welcoming and orientation programme for the students in the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Cuban Collaboration Programme (NMFCCP) and will now undergo 18 months of clinical...
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UKZN Medical Student Honoured by Mail & Guardian

October 1, 2020
Sixth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain is among the 200 Young South Africans honoured by the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This year, there were more than 8 000 nominations. One of 22 people listed in the health sector, Narain is also the youngest in this category. ‘These are young people...
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UKZN Gynaecologist Secures Endoscopic Laboratory Sponsorship

September 11, 2020
Dr Suran Ramphal, a consultant and head of the Gynaecological Endoscopy Unit and the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital and the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, played a pivotal role in securing sponsorship of R4 million from Karl Storz Endoscopy towards the development of an...
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Welcome to The School of Clinical Medicine

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine is committed in growing health professionals and researchers to meet the challenges faced by Africans.

The school is also a proud supporter of the Fidel Castro Nelson Mandela Collaboration and over the years we have been able to welcome a large number of Cuban trained medical students into our academic stream and integrate them into our Decentralized Clinical Training Platform.

Together with KZN-Department of Health, our focus has been on ensuring that that we provide our clinical students with optimal clinical training of high quality; hence, we are continuously increasing and improving our Decentralized Clinical Training sites across the province to accommodate a growing number of students in this school.

This website will allow us to proudly share our brilliance and distinction in training, research and our community engagement initiatives

The School of Clinical Medicine is made up of the following disciplines:

AnaestheticsClinical & Professional PracticeInternal Medicine
Cardiothoracic SurgeryDermatology
  • Cardiology
Emergency MedicineGeneral Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
NeurosurgeryNuclear Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Obstetrics & GynecologyOphthalmology
  • General Medicine
Orthopaedic SurgeryOrtorhinolaryngology
  • Geriatrics
Paediatric SurgeryPaediatrics & Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
Plastic SurgeryPsychiatry
  • Pulmonology
RadiologyRadiotherapy and Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology


Ms Vasanthie Brijlal
Tel: 031 260 4563


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