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Groote Schuur Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital is one of Cape Town's premier tertiary academic hospitals and was officially opened in 1938. The hospital is internationally renowned as the training ground for some of South Africa's best doctors, surgeons and nurses.

Departments in which placements are offered:

  • General Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • General Surgery    
  • Neurology
  • Trauma    
  • Paediatrics (Endocrinology)
  • Emergency (Medical)    
  • Opthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology    
  • Psychiatry
  • Cardio-thoracic Surgery    
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery    
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Infectious diseases/HIV Medicine    
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Family Medicine    
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology    
  • Gastroenterology (Medical or Surgical)

The Emergency Unit falls under the Department of Medicine. This is where patients come with emergency illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening. Examples might include sudden severe stomach pains, shortness of breath, or severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhoea.

The Trauma Unit falls under the Department of Surgery. The Unit provides comprehensive emergency services to patients who have traumatic injuries. Examples of traumatic injuries include those sustained in automobile accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds etc.