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Mission

Our mission is to become a Department of true academic and clinical excellence.

We will strive to improve the knowledge of physiology and disease, the treatment of our patients and the standard of education of our students and staff.

We will strive to improve the health and quality of life of the community we serve, the people of Southern Africa and further afield by training health personnel, disseminating knowledge and by finding new ways of promoting health and combating disease.

We will endeavour to give all staff the opportunities and the rewards they deserve and will develop strong multi-disciplinary teams enabling staff to achieve to the best of their ability. Our staff will be proud to be part of this organisation.

We will not tolerate discrimination or victimisation on any grounds.

The names of our university and its teaching hospitals, the care of our patients, the quality of our graduates and our research will be known and respected throughout Africa and elsewhere in the world.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to strive for academic excellence in order to improve health, well-being and quality of life of community whom we serve.