Dr Jacqueline van Wyk

Dr Jacqueline van Wyk


Dr Jacqueline van Wyk


(031) 260-4336




Medical School


Associate professor:  Clinical and Professional Practice, SCM

Bioprofile Research interest: Medical Education & Health Professions Education

Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacqueline-Van-Wyk

Prof Van Wyk is an education expert in the School of Clinical Medicine.  Her educational qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy (UKZN); Master’s in Education (Cum Laude- UKZN) and Bachelors in Education (UND) and Bachelors in Science Education (UWC).

She is a FAIMER fellow, founding member and Academic Director of the Sub-Saharan African Regional FAIMER institute. This non-governmental organization advances health professions education in the sub-Sahara African region.  Van Wyk joined the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine as Education consultant to strengthen, advance and oversee educational aspects during the implementation of a Problem- Based Learning curriculum.

She serves in the curriculum design, coordinated the programme- and module design of the 5-year programme and spearheaded the Assessment, Evaluation and Staff development functions of the undergraduate and Post graduate programmes.  She is passionate about education and research and has offered seminars, workshops and conference presentations in education. She has been invited as guest speaker to international and local conferences FAIMER regional institutes in Brazil and India.  She is an editorial board member for BMC Medical Education and Deputy Editor for the African Journal of Health Professions Education. She is a reviewer for international journals in Medical -and Health Professions Education.  She has served as external examiner for PhD projects and as educationalist, moderator and assessor for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and as Academic coordinator for the PG diploma in Health professions Education and Leadership (2017-2020) offered through the Foundation for Professional Development.  She received the Distinguished Teacher award from the South African Association of Health Educators (SAAHE) in 2015.

Her research focusses on issues relating to Pedagogy and Andragogy including the conditions impacting on teaching, learning, assessment and curricular innovations in Medical and Health Professions Education. She has supervised a substantial number of PhDs and educational research projects of local staff and international SAFRI fellows.