Wits Medicine, The MBBCh trains students who have never been registered at a tertiary institution to become medical doctors.
School: Clinical Medicine
Faculty: Health Sciences
Duration: 6 years
Study mode: Full-time
The Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree is a 6 year, full-time course. The degree course is the standard qualification for becoming a medical practitioner.
Duties include the examination and diagnosis of patients, the prescription of medicines, performing of minor operations and the provision of treatments for injuries, diseases and other ailments.
Once qualified, it is a requirement that two years internship and one further year community service must be undertaken before the qualified doctor is permitted to pursue specialty training.
Completing the MBBCh degree opens the door to a variety of exciting and challenging careers. Surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, radiologists, family medicine practitioners, all start by graduating with an MBBCh.
South Africa offers great scope to medical practitioners. There is a critical need for doctors in underserved areas and it is a challenge to provide good quality preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services in a resource-poor setting.
However, the personal rewards of giving back and making a difference to the lives of so many people make the effort worthwhile. On the other hand, the country offers up-to-date facilities in both academic and private practice settings with the opportunity of being involved in research at many levels.
There are two points of entry into MBBCh.
- First year for applicants who are currently in grade 12
- Third year for applicants who have completed a first degree (the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) which is a 4 year programme)
- General practice doctor
- Hospital doctor
- Health promotion specialist
Career specialisations after acquiring an MBBCh Degree:
- Clinical microbiology & Infectious disease
- Community health
- Family medicine
- Forensic medicine
- Internal medicine
- Obstetrics & gynaecology
- You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
- Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).
Documentation / Checklist
- Submit your Grade 11 report which must be signed and stamped by your school principal.
- If you have already matriculated, attach a copy of your matric certificate.
Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
Closing Dates30 June 2018
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes)
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Bachelor of Audiology
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30 September 2018
All other University programmes
The average course costs for local students range from R34 000 to R62 000, depending on the course and the number of years of study.
Tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered.
- Complete an online application to study at Wits