Many rural hospitals
are willing to take health sciences students for elective attachments.
Usually preference is given to South African students, but it is
important to book places well in advance, as places are often limited.
There are a
number of places to find out useful information about hospitals.
RuDASA is in the process of creating a database of rural hospitals
in South Africa, which have indicated that they are willing to take
elective students, particularly South African elective students.
Below are details of just a few hospitals that have thus far requested
to be listed on this site. Students are advised to contact them
directly. RuDASA does not take responsibility for the accuracy of
the information provided, which is supplied by the hospitals themselves.
International students wishing to do an elective in rural medicine in South Africa are encouraged to visit the Rural Electives website at University of Witwatersrand, Division of Rural Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences or contact Prof Ian Couper (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
on the different provinces on the map to view a list of hospitals.
Should you be willing to host and mentor students wishing to do rural electives at your hospital, please fill in the hospital information form and fax it to 086 618 6037 or contact Angela Smith (email@example.com) for more details.
Department of Health has an online hospital tour of its provincial
hospitals, with maps. Go to http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/hospitals1.htm
(all state hospitals in the province are listed.)
of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences Electives Office
offers a service particularly for overseas elective students. Go
click on "students - electives."
Christian Medical Fellowship in South Africa also offers some
assistance with finding appropriate hospitals for electives for
students. CMF can be contacted at http://www.cmf.org.za/.