Medicine and Health Sciences
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Strategy and focus areas


Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) has been synonymous with excellence in medical and health sciences education and research in South Africa since 1956. 

Situated at the feet of Cape Town’s Tygerberg​ Hills, we aspire to be a vital community of​ students, learners, teachers, researchers, clinicians and other staff committed to developing future health professionals who, through innovation and leadership will promote health, prevent disease and provide optimal healthcare. 

Together, we are committed to and passionate about attaining excellence, facilitating transformative learning and teaching in the health sciences, engaging meaningfully with the communities we serve and conducting world-class research with measurable impact.



In the FMHS strategy, the SU strategic themes have been converted into six strategic focus areas. ​