Groote Schuur is known for our Firsts. It is iconic. World-class. It’s where it all began: not only where the first Heart Transplant was performed but it also has 12 firsts throughout the World, 5 throughout Africa and 18 in South Africa.
Groote Schuur Hospital is Cape Town’s premier tertiary academic hospital. It has numerous global accolades, and is internationally renowned as the training ground for some of South Africa (and the world’s) best doctors, surgeons and nurses.
Working with UCT
Groote Schuur Hospital provides a teaching and research platform to the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for both undergraduate and postgraduate training. Medical and Allied Health students receive their clinical training at the hospital and post graduate students are appointed by the hospital into registrar posts for the purpose of specialization and sub-specialization.
Research also takes place with the approval of the University of Cape Town Research Ethics Committee as well as the Groote Schuur Research Ethics Committee. To facilitate teaching and learning, medical staff are appointed by the Province, but have a joint accountability to the University for their academic responsibilities. These staff work across the referral platform providing outreach services to the associated regional, district and tuberculosis hospitals.