Monday, 14 January 2019 10:13

New medical school in the pipeline

Only a final sign-off is needed for the Eastern Cape to get its second medical school.

The recruitment of students for SA’s second post-apartheid medical school at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth will start soon, with the first batch expected to start classes in January 2020.Only a final sign-off is needed for the Eastern Cape to get its second medical school. The recruitment of students for SA’s second post-apartheid medical school at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth will start soon, with the first batch expected to start classes in January 2020.

This article appeared in Timeslive on 7 January 2019, written by Mpumzi Zuzile

https://select.timeslive.co.za/news/2019-01-07-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-new-medical-school-in-the-pipeline/


The Cure Nelson Mandela University health science dean professor Lungile Pepeta in front of what will soon be the medical school at the university.

The recruitment of students for SA’s second post-apartheid medical school at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth will start soon, with the first batch expected to start classes in January 2020.
This was revealed by NMU vice-chancellor Dr Sibongile Muthwa in an exclusive interview.

“We are waiting for our final accreditations from the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Council for Higher Education. We are waiting for final approvals. We are also awaiting final approval from health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and that will give us the final go-ahead,” Muthwa said.

She said the advertising for student recruitment would start between March and June, and staff recruitment was expected to start in July.


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