Postgraduate Medical Education
We offer specialist training in General Surgery leading to the award of a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree. Comprehensive surgical training is conducted in a team-based environment, using state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology.
The four-year programme offers core-learning experiences in:
- Cardiothoracic / vascular surgery
- General surgery
- Neurological surgery (brain nerves and its enclosures)
- Paediatric surgery
- Orthopaedics (traumatology) surgery
- Plastic surgery
Undergraduate Medical Education
Planning for undergraduate medical education is ongoing. It is envisioned that the programme will be launched in 2015.
Continuing Medical Education
Faculty members from different sections of the department deliver approximately 50-100 CME sessions in their respective subspecialties per year to colleagues in Kenya and the East Africa region.
The Department of Surgery’s premier faculty are committed to sharing their expertise in a collegial environment. Their compassionate, innovative and high quality patient care support the educational mission of the University, which is to play a leading role in scholarship as well as improved health care delivery.
Granted research on breast surgery and ophthalmology is ongoing.
The triple negative breast cancer research between Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH, N); St. Mary’s Hospital; Kijabe Mission Hospital; all Provincial Hospitals in Kenya; and the University of Alabama in the United States of America, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Limited. The breast cancer care registry for East Africa sponsored by Roche.
Glaucoma study between Aga Khan University and the University of Alberta
As a part of AKUH, N, the Department of Surgery provides a full range of surgical services.