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Specialist Emergency Medicine


Emergency medicine specialists work in emergency rooms or trauma centres and treat patients who need immediate care.

These highly-trained doctors specialize in advanced cardiac life support, trauma care and management of other life-threatening conditions.

Working as an emergency medical specialist is a high-pressure job that requires very specialised skills and quick decision-making capabilities. 


How to become qualified in this field (learning path):

NSC or NC(v) with Bachelor’s Degree Pass

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine:

  1. • Theoretical training: 6 years.
  2. • Student internship: 1 year.
  3. • Community Service: 1 year

* Post-graduate study: 4 years specialisation: MMed (Emergency Medicine).


Educational Institutions offering this qualification

University of Pretoria:

Wits University:

University of KZN:

University of the Free State:

University of Limpopo:


The Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch run a joint Masters Degree Programme in Emergency Medicine

University of Cape Town:

University of Stellenbosch:


Duration of study

4 Years Post Grad studies after completing the MBChB degree to obtain MMed (Emergency Medicine) degree.


Emergency Medical Practitioners have many opportunities for usually in large hospitals or clinics.

Further Information

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA)

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