The School of Clinical Medicine continues to hold stimulating Grand Rounds every Wednesday from 12h15 to 13h15 at the Medical campus.

The Grand Rounds are not only an opportunity for registrars and consultants to present cases of interesting conditions they find in patients during their training in designated hospitals within the province; it also prepares them for their final Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) examinations – a milestone for any doctor trains in South Africa once they pass.

CMSA is the custodian of the quality of medical care in the country and is unique in the world in that it embraces 28 constituent colleges representing all the disciplines of medicine and dentistry.

The entire spectrum of Professors, Doctors, Consultants, Interns, Registrars and even undergraduates on the Medical campus attend the Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds Chairperson, Dr Kennedy Nyamande said, ‘We’re encouraging interns to participate in the Grand Rounds as part of their training. We’re also generating their interest to specialise in medicine.’

After each presentation, the auditorium participates in a discussion focussed mainly on the complexities that may have risen in diagnosing and treating the patient.

The most recent presenters were Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital-based registrar, Dr Ntando Duze from UKZN’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Department, and Dr Eugene Bosman, an intern at King Edward VIII Hospital.

Nyamande said the Ground Rounds is one of the major highlights in the academic calendar of the School.

He said six of the best presentations they have listened to all year will compete for a prize at the end of the year.