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Undergraduate Programmes

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – BMC01)
  • BRad (Diagn) (Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography – BDR01)
  • MBChB (ECP) (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Extended Degree Programme) – BMCA01)
  • Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care (CEMC01)
  • Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (DEMC01)

Selection and Admission Requirements

(i) For practical reasons only a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree programme. Students are therefore selected on merit by a Selection Committee and notified accordingly by the office of the Registrar. The selection criteria and the selection process are decided annually by a subcommittee of the School of Medicine.
(ii) Students who have been excluded from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University or from any other University may apply as part of the normal admission and selection processes, subject to Rule SMB 1.2.2 (v).

Admission requirements
(i) Applications for admission to MBChB I can be considered only from students who are in possession of/or about to receive a Matriculation or Matriculation Exemption Certificate with pass marks of a C (HG) or equivalent in Mathematics and Physical Science. Note: If an applicant’s matriculation certificate does not indicate a pass in Mathematics, a further certificate to the effect that an Assessment in Mathematics of a standard at least equivalent to that of the Matriculation Assessment has been passed, is required.

The minimum duration of the degree programme is six years, and the maximum duration is 8 years.

Medical students admitted to the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University for the first time (MBChB I) must register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on or before 28 February.
For registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Student, the following is required:
(a) Birth Certificate or ID document
(b) Matriculation/Matriculation Exemption Certificate
(c) Certificate of having passed an Assessment in Mathematics at the required level (where applicable)
(d) Proof of having commenced professional study for the MBChB degree at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (supplied by Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)
(e) A registration fee determined by the HPCSA Students who have successfully completed the fifth year of study, are required to register with the HPCSA as Student Interns for the sixth year of study

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