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We offer electives for visiting medical students and doctors.  Please see the appropriate section, below.

International and local elective medical students

Medical students who wish to join the Critical Care Department must apply through the University of Cape Town’s Elective Office.  See for rules of application and to download a UCT Application Form.

Visiting Doctors

If you wish to visit the Critical Care Department at Groote Schuur Hospital and be involved in clinical activities, please contact Mrs Ingrid Wilson, the departmental secretary (  Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa is mandatory for any doctor performing clinical work (  Applicants are warned that this may be an onerous and lengthy process.


In addition, a limited number of opportunities exist for scholars to job shadow for one week in Critical Care. Please contact Mrs. Ingrid Wilson ( for guidance on the application process.