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Specialist Emergency Medicine

ABOUT 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:  https://www.up.ac.za/yearbooks/2016/pdf/programme/10250392

Wits University:  https://www.wits.ac.za/clinicalmed/departments/family-medicine-and-primary-care/emergency-medicine/academic-programmes/

University of KZN:  https://emergencymed.ukzn.ac.za/research/

University of the Free State:  https://apps.ufs.ac.za/dl/yearbooks/361_yearbook_eng.pdf

University of Limpopo:  https://www.ul.ac.za/application/downloads/Postgraduate%20Prospectus%202021.pdf

 

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

University of Cape Town:  http://www.emergencymed.uct.ac.za/home-399

University of Stellenbosch:  http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/healthsciences/Emergency%20Medicine/Pages/Emergency-Medicine.aspx

 

Duration of study

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

Employment

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

Further Information

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA)

https://www.hpcsa.co.za/

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