Public Health Program
A one-of-a-kind experience, Connect-123’s Public Health Program at Victoria Hospital introduces pre-med and medical students to the challenges and opportunities of providing world-class medical care at a public hospital in South Africa.
Over 4 weeks, students rotate through several of the hospital’s departments (including paediatrics, infectious diseases, tropical diseases, ICU, oncology, and cerebrovascular), join ward rounds, observe surgeries, and attend interdepartmental lectures. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to travel to underprivileged neighborhoods, or townships, to participate in home visits and get a first hand look at the role that community health centers and clinics play in these marginalized communities.
The program fee for our 4-week Clinical Public Health Program in Cape Town, including the training fee, is $2,650.
The application process is competitive and only 5 spots are available per month. Please download thePublic Health Program Application Form and ask us for start dates, generally the first Monday of each month.
For more information, see what some Public Health Program participants had to say about their experience:
Please also ask us if you are interested to come for a longer period, combining the Public Health Program with a customized Medical Internship Program.