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FHS Dean

These are indeed trying times!

What more do we need than reflect on the history of an institution such as the Faculty of Health Sciences, celebrating 50 years in 2020!

Although the specifics may be different, I am convinced that the lessons learnt from a challenge similar to the COVID-19 pandemic will provide comfort and solutions to the present reality. In a time of social distancing, let us be one in sharing our history and our association with a faculty that has been our second home. To address the environment of social distancing, we will shortly be releasing our book on the history of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the UFS.  I hope that this history will not only offer adequate information to appreciate the huge contribution that members of the Faculty of Health Sciences have made to health overall in the past 50 years, but also to reflect on those areas where we can do better. I sincerely hope that it serves to inspire all to do better and to achieve our best. I hope it will motivate you and leave you with a sense of pride, warm feelings of association, and belonging. May social distancing be beaten with this feeling of closeness and camaraderie. 

Watch this space and enjoy reading the book!

 “Do not fear life, as you do not fear the stars or the evening breeze. We are all here for a purpose and everything happens for a reason.” – Lori Hard


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(by Dr Cloete van Vuuren)

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Dr Corlia JV Vuuren

Doing the right thing! Name change of the School for Allied Health Professions

(by Prof Corlia JV Vuuren)

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Dr Annali Fichardt

UFS Nursing approach to training
in Covid-19

(by Dr Annali Fichardt)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic
on 11 March ...(read more)

PPE Training

The Clinical Simulation and
Skills Unit

(by Dr Mathys Labuscahgne)

The Clinical Simulation and Skills Unit was established in February 2013 to enhance training in the skills and competencies of ...(read more)

Dr Ian Whitmore

Mental health during the COVID-19

(by Dr Ian Westmore, Psychiatrist)

South Africans are gradually adapting to the “new normal” as we enter our fourth month of lockdown. The world has changed ...(read more)

MB ChB students

COVID-19 and our MB ChB students

(by Dr Lynette van der Merwe)

COVID-19 has been a significant disruptor requiring innovation, adaptation, a
nd change management in medical education
...(read more) 

#CrazySocks4Docs Campaign: 29 May 2020

(by Tertia de Bruin)

The Crazysocks4docs movement was founded by Dr Geoff Toogood, who had lived experience of both depression and anxiety. He faced stigma and discrimination at many levels, and was determined that once he recovered, he would create an awareness movement to break down the stigma faced by health ...(read more)


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