Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​Department of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine


General Internal Medicine (GIM) is the largest division in the Department of  Medicine attached to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital. The clinical service activities are divided into emergency admissions, in-patient care including high care and out-patient services. There are a total of 164 inpatient beds within the division’s medical wards. The division is organised into 8 inpatient firms and an Emergency Admissions team.

Most of Internal Medicine’s undergraduate clinical teaching takes place in GIM. The division also accommodates the largest number of postgraduate students (registrars) as part of the MMed Internal Medicine degree and Colleges of Medicine FCP training program.

Tygerberg Hospital provides regional and tertiary care to half of the greater Cape Metropole and tertiary care to the adjacent rural districts of the West Coast/Cape Winelands and Boland/Overberg. We have an active clinical out-reach program to Eerste River Hospital, Khayelitsha Hospital, Helderberg Hospital and Delft Day Hospital. The out-reach activity includes consultant ward rounds, student and medical officer training and strategic support.


Head: Dr Neshaad Schrueder
Secretary: Ms Xoliswa Bophani
Tel: +27 21-938 5732
Fax: +27 21-938 5731

The divisional secretary for clinical services is:
Jane Horn
Tel: 021 938 4944
Fax: 021 938 5232



Subspecialty Consultant contributions


Student applications:

Undergraduate Applications
Postgraduate Applications – Dr M Manie


Supernumerary Registrars

The department has several international post graduate students in supernumerary positions on the 4 year training program, with the aim of qualifying as Specialist Physicians. 

 Interested students are welcome to contact the Head of Department of Medicine, Prof MR Moosa


Elective students

Our excellent pre-graduate training program for South African students attracts many international (English, German, Belgian and Dutch) pre-graduate students doing electives (ranging from 4 to 16 weeks) within our department. For further information contact Dr AJ Viljoen or to apply contact the International office.