How UCT’s Garden Route teaching platform is transforming health sciences training

30 December 2021 | Story Alumni News Magazine. Read time 4 min.

Every year since 2016, as part of a pilot teaching and learning programme, a small group of UCT Health Sciences students have spent the final year of their MBChB living and studying in the scenic Garden Route District located within South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Students and alumni agree that there are enormous benefits to being immersed in the community they serve.

The success of the programme has seen the project grow from a handful of students at its inception, to 20 in 2021. For the past two years up to 14 final year physiotherapists have joined this project and are housed with their medical counterparts. This facilitates inter-professional engagement in a less formal setting.

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