Vacancy: Madwaleni Hospital

Published on: 9 September 2019

Family Physician post – Madwaleni Hospital (1 March 2020)

Dear members,

My Family Physician post at Madwaleni Hospital will become available from 1st March 2020.

Please, could you spread the word to any Family Physicians (or soon-to-be Family Physicians) who might be interested? This job has been an amazing experience for me and I have loved every minute of it. My family and I will be heading back to Cape Town for schooling reasons.

The post is a joint post between the department of health and Walter Sisulu University. I am based at (and live at) Madwaleni Hospital (a deeply rural hospital on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast) where I fulfil the role a clinical consultant as well as supervising four Family Medicine registrars based at Madwaleni. I also play a role in assisting with running the broader MMed Fam Med program at WSU (led by Prof Yogi) which currently consists of 15 registrars at various decentralised sites.

The combination of a challenging and exciting professional environment, as well as a thriving and supportive community, has been amazing. I cannot recommend this job more highly to anyone.

Please get in touch with me if you are at all interested or share my contact details with anyone else you think might be interested.

If it helps to sell the job, you’d be working with the current Clinical Associate of the Year as well as the current Rural Doctor of the Year! – and

Kind regards


Dr James Porter
Family Physician, Madwaleni Hospital

Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, Walter Sisulu University

MBChB (UCT), MMed Fam Med (UCT), FCFP (SA)
+27 83 399 4009

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