Overview of elective opportunities available for South African and international visiting medical students

Anaesthesiology & Critical Care

Students may be placed at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (Durban), King Edward VIII Hospital
(Durban) or Greys Hospital (Pietermaritzburg).

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Students will participate in the Discipline’s activities at either Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (Durban) or Greys Hospital (Pietermaritzburg).


They will also accompany our neurologists to other hospitals as part of the outreach programme. They will accompany clinicians and registrars in their daily practice, clerking patients, attending ward rounds, attending clinics and even accompanying them on call occasionally at least during the day. They will also accompany our neurologists to other hospitals as part of the outreach programme.


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Visiting students will rotate between St Aidan’s Hospital and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. They will shadow registrars and medical officers and will participate in ward rounds, outpatient clinics and operative theatre sessions.

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Pulmonology and Critical Care

Students will be exposed to bedside and clinic pulmonolgy as well as basic investigations such as chest and lung function testing.

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An elective in Rheumatology is available.

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Nuclear Medicine

Visiting students will spend a month in each of three departments at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, King Edward VIII Hospital and Addington Hospital. They will join the daily academic program via Zoom during the rotations at ADH and KEH and should be exposed to all aspects of nuclear medicine (Hotlab, image acquisition, General Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and targeted radionuclide therapy).

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Students will experience supervised informal workplace-based learning in the orthopaedic clinic, wards and theatre and will participate in departmental academic meetings. Placements are available at a number of hsopitals in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Empangeni and Port Shepstone.

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