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Vision and Mission


  • To be a leading Academic Surgical Department in South Africa and beyond.


  • A department that promotes academic excellence, innovation in research and is responsive to societal needs.
  • The vision and mission of the Department of Surgery (the Department) is in line with the vision and mission of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • The ethos of the Department of Surgery is integration of teaching, learning service delivery and community engagement and staff development.
  • The areas of priority are health service delivery and the development of skills for the whole Province of Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The ethos is also to enhance a culture of interdisciplinary research and collaboration within the faculty.

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