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International Educational Experience in South Africa

Application Information for: South Africa - Rural - Manguzi Hospital

Visa

  • Visitors to South Africa for tourism, short business meetings, or those in transit do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days. It is strongly suggested that all travelers check the latest requirements with the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate before traveling.
  • Please Note: South African law requires travelers to have one (1) totally blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport in order to enter the country. In practice, however, travelers often need to have more than one blank page. There have been numerous instances in which South African immigration officers required travelers to have two (2) fully blank pages. Some travelers have been refused entry and returned to their point of origin.

Application Process

  • There is no application process. 
  • They take students on a first come, first serve basis. They can take up to four students at one time.
  • In the past, they have reserved February for KUMC students.

Application Fees

No cost

Rotation Information

Available to SOM

Housing

  • There is a house at the hospital with four beds.  The cost is R800 (approx. $72 USD) for the month.
  • Students have to pay for all other living costs.
  • Students have to arrange their own transportation to/from the hospital.

Please note: OIP staff has asked Dr. Arangies to find a private driver for KUMC students.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following application materials to our office. We will email your names to the location as soon as you confirm your interest. And then we will mail your materials for you.

  • A student letter of intent. Please include the rotations you wish to do.
  • A short letter of recommendation from your Faculty/Medical School (We have these for you)
  • A copy of your passport
  • Final evaluation form (We have this)

Cost

There is no cost for the elective application process or the elective itself. Students have to pay for all living costs and transportation costs.

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Housing

  • There is a house at the hospital with four beds. The cost is R800 (approx. $72 USD) for the month.
  • Students have to pay for all living costs and transportation costs.

Airport

You will fly into King Shaka/Durban International Airport. http://kingshakainternational.co.za/contact-us/airport-contact/  

Transportation

We have a contact who will provide private transportation from the airport to Manguzi Hospital for you.

There are also taxi cabs that are vetted by the airport and safe to take from the airport to Manguzi; however, we prefer that you use the private transportation we are arranging for you. If for some reason the private driver is not available, then we would ask that you use the official taxis that are available through the airport system.

Passport

If you do not already have a passport, I would encourage you to start that process. Here is the link to the US State Department website that addresses passport applications: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/processing-times.html

Sightseeing and Tour Arrangements

The individual that will be providing transportation from the airport to Manguzi may also be available to help as a tour guide. We will put you in contact with the individual once your elective rotation has been confirmed.

South Africa - Urban - Johannesburg

CURRENTLY NOT SENDING STUDENTS.

Visa

Visitors to South Africa for tourism, short business meetings, or those in transit do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days. It is strongly suggested that all travelers check the latest requirements with the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate before traveling.

Please Note: South African law requires travelers to have one (1) totally blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport in order to enter the country. In practice, however, travelers often need to have more than one blank page. There have been numerous instances in which South African immigration officers required travelers to have two (2) fully blank pages. Some travelers have been refused entry and returned to their point of origin. 

Application Process

  • This should be done at least 6 months in advance as they book up fast Trauma Unit applications need to be done a year in advance

Application Fees

No money is required with the application. They will send payment information with approval notice via email. 

  • ZAR 1750.00 (approx. $161 USD) per week per student or ZAR 7000 (approx. $646 USD) for one month.
  • HPCSA registration fee of ZAR 558.00 (approx. $51 USD). Please note: This is due to increase on April 1, 2014.
  • Payment of the elective registration fee is required in full on the day of arrival/registration with the Elective Office. 
  • Payment method is by credit card.
  • There is NO refund of registration fees under any circumstance.

Rotation Information

Available to SOM

For a list of options for the rotation, please visit the website:  http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/health/students/elective/9121/elective.html

Housing

They provide information on housing both on and off campus (private) but students are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements. Students are given information on accommodations with their written confirmation of acceptance to the program.

  • With regards to private accommodation (homes in neighboring suburbs to the University), students would have to hire a motor vehicle to commute to the hospitals.
  • It is advised that the students use campus residences as the University provides a free daily shuttle bus service to their teaching hospitals.
  • For further information please visit: www.wits.ac.za/witsjunction  E: witsjunction.housing@wits.ac.za

The University of The Witwatersrand can take 6 - 10 students but it depends on availability in the different departments. Since this is a popular place for medical electives, I would encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following application materials to our office. We will mail it for you.

  • Completed Form A and Form 08 
  • A short Curriculum Vitae
  • A short letter of recommendation from your Faculty/Medical School (We have these for you)
  • A clear color photocopy of your current passport

Cost

Submitting an application does not guarantee a placement. Therefore, please do not send any money until elective placement has been
confirmed. Once accepted, the Elective Office in Johannesburg will send you information about payment options. All fees are non-refundable.

Here is the link to the University of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South
Africa: http://web.wits.ac.za/academic/health/students/elective/9121/elective.html

Housing

Students are not provided with accommodation at the teaching hospitals

University on-campus student accommodation is available at Wits Junction Residence (www.wits.ac.za/witsjunction)

To arrange accommodation in the Wits Junction residence you may contact the Residence Officer (Matshidiso Mokokwe) on e-mail witsjunction.housing@wits.ac.za or Matshidiso.Mokokwe@wits.ac.za or telephone +27 11 7179174

Wits Junction is within a 7-10 minutes walk of both Medical School and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. A free shuttle
bus service is provided within the university campus and also to Chris Hani Baragwanath, Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph Hospitals. The
shuttle bus does NOT run to the hospitals over weekends. The shuttle bus does run to two shopping malls over the weekends i.e. Killarney
and Rosebank Malls. Student will be given a bus timetable on day of registration with the Elective Office.

All accommodation, meals and transport costs are for the student's own account during the elective clerkship.

http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/health/students/elective/9123/accommodation.html

Transportation

TRANSPORT FROM JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

There are various options; it is best to approach the INFO AFRICA counter at the International Arrivals Hall at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
International Airport. They will advise you accordingly.

Website: www.infoafrica.co.za  

Some transport options are:

  • The Gautrain bullet train (www.gautrain.co.za).
  • Airport shuttle bus and various door-to-door shuttle bus services run by either hotels, backpackers etc
  • A private taxi will cost approximately ZAR350.00 one-way (subject to current petrol price rates).
  • For safety purposes hitchhiking is strongly discouraged.

Medical school to the hospitals

In Johannesburg:
For students working at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and the Helen Joseph / Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital complex, a free
daily university bus service operates between the main university campus, medical school and the teaching hospitals. The service does not
operate over the weekends and is discontinued during the summer vacation, i.e. between 05 December and ±5 January. Students are responsible
for their own transport arrangements. When on intake, the student is expected to make their own arrangement with regards to transport.

Note:
The public transport service in Johannesburg is challenging. Many students hire motor vehicles. Information on car hire may be obtained from the
elective office. Rules on the road:

Visa

No visa is required


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