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South African Pod Student!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by msebashe, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. msebashe

    msebashe Welcome New Poster

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    Hi all fellow Podiatrists,

    I'm currently doing my final year in Podiatric medicine at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm really looking forward to getting to know you guys and exchanging info about our proffession.

    All the best to you guys;)!!!
  2. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


    Hope you enjoy the place. ...get the other students involved too.

    The South Africa forum is tooooo guiet.

    A good place for students to get resources are in the Table of Contents
  3. Dr. François Allart

    Dr. François Allart Welcome New Poster

    Hello my name is Dr. Francois Allart. I am surprised that there is a D.P.M degree in South Africa. Please tell me more about your education.

    Quebec city, Canada

    Have a nice day!
  4. kcresswell

    kcresswell Welcome New Poster


    I have recently graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne but am from South Africa myself. Moved to Australia in 2004. Are you doing your course at Wits? Where is it offered in SA? Have you got any plans to move to Aus and practice?

  5. Fatima

    Fatima Member

    Hi there

    The University of Johannesburg (former Technikon Witwatersarnd) to my knowledge is the only institution in Africa which offers a 4 year bachelor degree in Podiatry.The course is regulated by the Health Professions Council (SA) [HPCSA] and all podiatrists register with council as independent practitioners.

    Students complete both their theoretical (academic) tuition at the University and clinical experiential training at the University and at clinical placements at various provincial hospitals and through community engagement projects.Students actively treat patients from years 2-4 and over this 3 year period are required too complete manadatory clinical hours as determined by the HPCSA.In the final year students complete a research project and dissertation.

    Hope that helps.If you require any further information please feel free to contact me: fatimac@uj.ac.za

    Kind regards


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