Internal Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pretoria

“No greater opportunity or obligation can fall the lot on a human being than to be a physician. In the care of the suffering, he needs technical skill, scientific knowledge, and human understanding. He who uses these with courage, humility, and wisdom will provide a unique service for his fellow man and will build an enduring edifice of character within himself. The physician should ask of himself no more than this, and he should be content with no less.” – Tinsley R Harrison

The mission of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pretoria is to: 

  • Produce the best doctors and specialists with the highest level of competency, skills and leadership qualities.
  • Consistently produce high quality research, published primarily in international, and where appropriate, in local peer-reviewed journals.
  • Deliver the best possible patient care with dedication and compassion.
  • Create an active and effective outreach programme that contributes to continued education and patient care in the primary care setting.

Prospective students who are looking for more information are encouraged to contact the department.



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