Where Can I Study Anesthesiology In South Africa

What is an Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology, anaesthesiology, or anaesthesia is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine.

Where Can I Study Anesthesiology In South Africa

Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia

  • University of Pretoria.
  • University of Witwatersrand.
  • University of Cape Town.
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • University of the Free State.
  • University of Limpopo

How much does it cost to study anesthesiology in South Africa?

Tuition Fee

Based on the tuition of 32,425 ZAR per year during 4 years.

How many anesthesiologists are in South Africa?

As of December 2019, on the HPCSA register, there were 6329 specialists in the surgical workforce in South Africa including 3191 surgeons (50.4%), 1292 (20.4%) OBGYN, and 1846 (29.2%) anaesthesiologists.

How much are anesthesiologists paid in South Africa?

Anesthesiologists’ Salary in South Africa

An individual working in the Anesthesiology profession earns an average of R2,566,733 (Rand) per year, which translates to roughly R1,234 per hour.

How long does it take to study anesthesiology in South Africa?

Specialist anaesthetists in South Africa typically study for about 10 years. The first 6 years are spent on theoretical training to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) and the other four years in post-grad studies to obtain a Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia.

How long does it take to be an Anaesthesiologist in South Africa?

In total it takes a minimum of 12 years of intensive training to become a specialist Anaesthesiologist. Initial training to become a medical practitioner (a doctor) takes 6 years to complete.