School of Clinical Medicine

Helping Medical Experts become Robust Leaders

July 31, 2020
As doctors in the frontline of the fight against of COVID-19, Medical heads of departments at UKZN not only carry a heavy clinical load, manage their departments and continue to teach but are also expected to inspire and lead with compassion ensuring overburdened staff are kept motivated. With this in...
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UKZN helps Source Generous Donation of Masks for SA Medical Students

July 31, 2020
UKZN was among the Higher Education Institutions in South Africa which benefitted from a Solidarity Fund donation of hundreds of thousands of masks for final-year Medical students who recently returned to campuses to resume studies after the easing of the national lockdown restrictions. The fund was approached by the Dean...
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Two Gold Medals in Specialist Physician Examinations for UKZN Graduate

July 21, 2020
UKZN’s Dr Raeesa Bhorat, a senior Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine based at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, has been awarded two gold medals for outstanding achievement in the Fellowship of the College of Physicians (FCP) examinations - a first for a candidate from UKZN. High achiever...
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UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

July 2, 2020
Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Reratilwe Mphahlele has been honoured by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) with the Eugene Weinberg Medal for 2019 for her excellent performance towards obtaining the Diploma in...
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UKZN Students Unite Against Racism

June 29, 2020
UKZN Medical students and colleagues at various academic institutions in South Africa (SA) have formed #MzansiUthuleleni – a movement to challenge all South Africans to be aware of and protest against innocent lives lost due to injustices by individuals and organisations, including the police. ‘We are aware of the injustices...
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Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins UKZN

June 29, 2020
Respected orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Duduzile Sigodi, trained in foot and ankle surgery with a special interest in flatfoot deformity correction, has joined UKZN’s Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery. ‘I am excited to be in a Discipline with mentors who have contributed significantly to my career development and supported me during my...
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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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