A Tree of Life Sciences® visits Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Groote Schuur Hospital (Photograph taken 20th May 2015 by Julie Charlesworth)

Photograph taken 20th May 2015 by Julie Charlesworth

May 20th 2015 was International Clinical Trials Day and it seemed a very appropriate occasion to be visiting the Groote Schuur Hospital, which is also an internationally renowned research institution.

Groote Schuur is the main academic hospital for the University of Cape Town’s medical school. The hospital attracts visiting medical students, trainee doctors and specialists who go to gain further training and experience in various fields.

The hospital is also famous because it is the institution where the first human heart transplant was performed.