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Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - Electives, hospitals, medical schools, medicine, nursing, travel, work,  NGOs, voluntary work, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mark Wilson
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South Africa hospitals, electives, medical schools, NGOs, recruitment agencies, voluntary work, nursing, medical, health care, rural,  charity work, elective, hospital, missionary work, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, medics travel, the medics guide to work and electives around the world, mark wilsonSouth Africa hospitals, electives, medical schools, NGOs, recruitment agencies, voluntary work, nursing, medical, health care, rural,  charity work, elective, hospital, missionary work, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, medics travel, the medics guide to work and electives around the world, mark wilsonSOUTH AFRICA

Population: 43 million
Languages: English, Afrikaans and nine separate African languages
Capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein
Currency: Rand
Int Code: +27  

Useful addresses:
Department of Health, Hallmark Building, Proes St, Pretoria 0002 Tel: +27 12 312 0000
South African Medical and Dental Council, PO Box 205, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 328 6680 Fax: 12 328 5120
South African Medical Association, PO Box 74789, Lynnwood Ridge 0040, Castle Walk Office Park, Block F, Nossob Street, Erasmuskloof Ext 3, Pretoria 0153 Tel: +27 12 481 2000 Fax: 12 481 2100 www.samedical.org 
South African Nursing Association: PO Box 1280, Pretoria 0001Tel: +27 12 343 2315 Fax: +12 344 0750
South African Nursing Council: PO Box 1123, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 343 0121 Fax: 12 343 5400
South African Dental Association, 31 Princess of Wales terrace, Parktown, Gautang Tel: +27 11 484 5288 Fax: 11 642 5718 www.sadanet.co.za
South African Society of Physiotherapists: PO Box 92125, Norwood 2117 Tel: +27 11 485 1467 Fax: 11 485 1613 
South African Occupational Therapy Association: 946 Shoeman Street, Arcadia 0083 www.linx.za.occther 

The Western Cape
The Western Cape has two Universities: Cape Town and Stellenbosch, the later being more Africaans. There is also the Faculty Of Dentistry And Allied Medical Disciplines In Bellville (Private Bag X17 Bellville, Cape  7535  Tel: + 27 21 959 2911 Fax: 21 951 3627)

CAPE TOWN:

University of Cape Town 
Faculty of Medicine, Anzio Road, Observatory Cape Town 7925 Tel: +27 21 650 9111 Fax: 21 478 955 www.uct.ac.za For electives
write to Mrs Jackie Esterhuizen, (Elective Officer Medfac@medicine.uct.ac.za) at the above address for a form. Note, UCT also runs a Student Health and Welfare Community Organization (SHAWCO). This consists of UCT students and a doctor going out into townships to run clinics. Previous elective students have found it an excellent experience and it may be worth enquiring about.

Hospitals associated with the University of Cape Town:
Groote Schuur Hospital, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town. www.gsh.co.za
Victoria Hospital, Private Bag x2, Wynberg, Plumstead 7800, Cape Town.
Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch 7700, Cape Town. www.kidshospital.co.za
Somerset Hospital, Private Bag, Green Point 8051, Cape Town e-mail somhosp@ilink.nis.29 
GF Jooste Hospital, Manenberg Road, Manenberg 7767, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 691 7962 Fax: 21 691 7962.
Princess Alice Orthopaedic Hospital, White Road, Retreat 7945, Private Bag X13, Tokai 7966, Cape Town.

Stellenbosch University , Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 Tel: +27 21 808 9111Fax: 21 931 7810 www.sun.ac.za
Tygerberg Hospital, Private Bag x3, Tygerberg 7505 Fax: +27 21 931 1451.

JOHANNESBURG and PRETORIA:

There is one medical school in J’Burg (Witwatersrand) and two in Pretoria (Medunsa and Universiteit van Pretoria)

Johannesburg:

University of the Witwatersrand Medical School  www.wits.ac.za, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193 Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 6447 1111 Fax: 11 643 4318 e-mail: elective@chiron.wits.ac.za. The University of Witwatersrand has plenty of information on electives on their webiste (http://www.wits.ac.za/fac/med/elective/index.html)

Johannesburg General Hospital, Jubille Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.
The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital www.chrishanibaragwanathhospital.co.za PO Bertsham 2013, Soweto, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 647 1111 Fax: 11 643 4318.
Coronation Hospital, which opened in 1944, is 10 kilometers west of the University and has 350 beds. It offers a full range of services and is the largest centre for the treatment of thalassaemia in the province. 
Helen Joseph (J G Strijdom Hospital) is located 7 kilometers west of the Medical School and has 450 beds.

Pretoria:

The Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) www.medunsa.ac.za
PO Box 210, Pretoria 0204 tel: +27 12 529 4321 or 521 4111, Fax: 12 529 5811 or 560 0086

The University of Pretoria (Universiteit Van Pretoria), Dr Savage Weg, Riviera, PO Box 667, Pretoria 0001,Gauteng Tel: +27 12 319 2541/420 4111, Fax: 12 329 1351/362 5190 www.up.ac.za 

Pretoria Academical Hospital, Private Bag 169, Pretoria 0001.

KwaZulu-Natal:

DURBAN:

University of Natal 
Faculty of Medicine, Student Affairs, Box 17039, Congella 4013 Tel: +27 31 260 4248/260 4377 Fax: 31 260 4410 www.nu.ac.za They can arrange electives in Durban and in Natal, but most people write direct to the hospital. Other adresses are: Durban Campus, University of Natal, Durban 4041 Tel: +27 31 260 111 Fax: 31 260 2214 and Pietermaritzburg Campus, University of Natal, P Bag X01 Scottsville 4013 Tel: +27 331 260 5111 Fax: 331 260 5599

King Edward VII Hospital, PO Box Congella, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Addington Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu–Natal.
McCord Zulu Hospital, 28 McCord Road, Overport 4065, Durban 4001. Tel: +27 268 5700 

Rural KwaZulu-Natal:

For details on all hospitals, including e-maill addresses and names of current medical superintendents, check out the Kwazul-Natal Government’s own health website: www.kznhealth.gov.za 

Ngwelezana Hospital, P Bag X20021, Empangeni, 3880, KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 942311. 
Mseleni Hospital, PO Sibhayi 3967, KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 35 574 1004 Fax: 35 5741 0126.
Benedictine Hospital, PBX 5007, Nongoma 3950, KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 358 310221.
The Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital http://charlesjohnsonmem.tripod.com/main.html, P/Bag X5503, Nqutu, KwaZulu-Natal 3135 Tel: +27 34 2711900 Fax: 34 2710234.
Bethesda Hospital * Private Bag X602, Ubombo 3970, KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 35 595 1004 Fax:  35 595 1007
Mosvold Hospital, PO Box X2211 Ingwavuma,  3968 KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 355 9191 22 Fax: 355 9191 33.
Edendale Hospital, Postbag X509, Plessislaer 4500, KwaZulu-Natal Tel: +27 331 954 370.
St Mary’s Catholic Mission Hospital, Private Bag X 16, Ashwood, 3605, Kwazulu-Natal tel: +27 31 7171000 www.stmarys.co.za 
Emmaus Hospital, Private Bag x16, Winterton 3340 Tel: +27 36 4881570 Fax: 36 4881156.
Dundee Municipal Hospital, Dundee, KwaZulu–Natal.
Murchison Hospital, Private Bag 701, Port Shepstone 4240 KwaZulu-Natal.
Provincial Hospital, P Bag x5706, Port Shepstone 4240.
Manguzi Hospital, P Bag 301, Kwangwanase 3973.
Ceza Hospital *, Private Bag X200 , Ceza , KwaZulu  3866 Tel: +27 358 320001/2  Fax: 358 20027
Church of Scotland Hospital *, Private Bag X502 , Tugela Ferry 3504 Tel: +27 33 493-0004 / 493-0023/ 4930038, Fax: 33 4930073
Donald Fraser Hospital *, Private Bag X1172, Vhufuli , Northern Province 0971 Tel: +27 15 963 1778 Fax: 15 963 1796
Elim Hospital *, P O Box 12 , Elim  Northern Province 0960 Tel: +27 15 556 3201/4 Fax: 15 556 3160
Embhuleni Hospital *, Private Bag X1001, Elukwatini, Mpumalanga 1192 Tel: +27 17 883 0093 Fax: 17 883 0044
Manguzi Hospital *, Private Bag X301, KwaNgwanase 3973 Tel: +27 35 592 0150/1/2/3/4/5
Mosvold Hospital *, Private Bag X2211, Ingwavuma, KwaZulu Natal 3968 Tel: +27 35 591 0122 Fax: 35 591 0148
Shongwe Hospital *, Private Bag X301, Shongwe Mission, Mpumalanga 1331 Tel: +27 13 781 0219 Fax: 13 781 0219 Ext. 2015
St Apollinaris Hospital *, Private Bag 206 Creighton KwaZulu Natal 3263 Tel: +27 33 833 1045 Fax: 39 833 1062
Themba Hospital *, Private Bag X1002 Kabokweni Mpumalanga 1245 Tel: +27 13 796 0201 Fax: 13 796 0339
Tintswalo Hospital, Private Bag X407, Acornhoek,  Mpumulanga 1360 Tel: +27 13 797 0000/76 Fax: 13 797 0082
Tshilidzini Hospital *, Private Bag x924, Shayandima, Northern Province 0945 Tel: +27 15 964 1061/ 8 Fax: 15 964 1492

The Eastern Cape:

EAST LONDON:

There is only one medical university in the Eastern Cape, The University of the Transkei

The University of the Transkei 
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2 East LondonRoad, Private bag 11, Umtata 5100, Eastern Cape Tel: +27 (471) 302 233, Fax: 471 302 235 www.utr.ac.za

Frere Hospital, Private Bag x9047, East London 5200.
Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Mdantsane, Private Bag X13003, Cambridge, East London 5207 Eastern Cape Tel: +27 403 6182134 Fax: 403 611158.

PORT ELIZABETH:
See www.pe.org.za/info.html for more details.

Dora Nginza Hospital, Private Bag X11951,  Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth 6005 Tel: +27 41 406 4201 Fax: 41 644683.
St Barnabas Hospital, PO Box 15, Libode 5160, Eastern Cape Tel: +27 47 555 1010.
Kiriman Hospital, Main Road, P/Bag 910, Kiriman 8460.

Orange Free State:

There Is only one medical school In Orange Free  State:
 
University Of Orange Free State
PO Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300  Tel: +27 51 401 2847 Fax: 51 444 3101www.oovs.ac.za


SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Ernest Ppenheimer HospitalWelkom (part of the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa Ltd., PO Box 61587, Marshaltown 2107).

The hospital: Deals with the acute medical and surgical problems of the 100,000 employees of this big gold and diamond conglomerate. It is in Welkom, a purpose-built gold mining town. There are many admissions due to industrial accidents. The life here is very Afrikaans but the miners speak Sootoo.

Phelophepa Mobile Health Care Train www.mhc.org.za 
Transnet Park, 8 Hillside Road, Parktown  2193, PO Box 72501.

The train: This is a train that travels around the country at weekends and then sets up a clinic for the following week. It has 12 carriages, each with a different role. There is a health clinic, eyecare clinic, dentist, pharmacy and X-ray carriages as well as living quarters. It is run by nursing, dentistry and ophthalmology students under the supervision of their tutors. There is a minimal fee for treatment but it is very busy and serves a very worthwhile purpose to the communities it visits.note – the train only runs between January and September. 

 
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