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The School of Clinical Medicine encompasses all the clinical disciplines with the exception of Family Medicine. The academic staff provide specialist clinical services to the people of KwaZulu-Natal in partnership with the provincial Department of Health, play a key role in the training of health care professionals at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and undertake basic and applied research in the clinical sciences.


To be globally recognised for excellence in research, education and clinical practice, relevant to our local context, and undertaken in a collegial and effective environment.


We will develop a School characterised by excellence in research, education and clinical practice. We will operate in an environment characterised by effective governance, financial probity and sound interpersonal relationships. We will create a School of first choice for students and staff wishing to engage in learning and research in clinical medicine. Our School will be collegial and welcoming, connected with our stakeholders and community, and our staff, students and alumni will become ambassadors of our success. We will ensure high quality research, which will underpin and inform teaching and clinical practice. We will build credibility with stakeholders and earn global recognition for innovative solutions to health problems.

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