The Department offers surgical training for registrars in a 4 year programme. Incumbents receive theoretical and practical training in the specialty. Also new HPCSA regulations state that in order to register for any specialty, the trainee has to achieve an M. Med as part of their training. This is currently being offered by UKZN via the Department. The Department also offers training for a limited number of non-residents who return to their country of origin after their period of training.