Wits Medical School entry requirements
The MBBCh trains students who have never been registered at a tertiary institution to become medical doctors.
The Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree is a 6 year, full-time course. The degree course is the standard qualification for becoming a medical practitioner. Duties include the examination and diagnosis of patients, the prescription of medicines, performing of minor operations and the provision of treatments for injuries, diseases and other ailments. Once qualified, it is a requirement that two years internship and one further year community service must be undertaken before the qualified doctor is permitted to pursue specialty training. Completing the MBBCh degree opens the door to a variety of exciting and challenging careers. Surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, radiologists, family medicine practitioners, all start by graduating with an MBBCh.