About Us

The Aga Khan University's ​Medical College of East Africa seeks to provide high quality training for health profession leaders who aspire to become reputable specialist doctors who will in turn have positive and lasting impact on their patients and the communities they belong to. 

The Medical College of East Africa was establised in 2004, after meeting all requirements to turn the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi into a teaching hospital. The new entity, the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, started offering Postgraduate Medical Education Programmes (PGME).

The Medical College in East Africa focuses on producing health profession leaders through its training programmes, building strong research programmes, supporting best practice in the delivery of health services, and contributing to the broader community through strategic partnerships. 

Currently, with 134 faculty on two campuses (Kenya and Tanzania), the Medical College of East Africa has graduated 192 residents in 9 specialties. Over 90% of our graduates have been retained in the East African region serving in various capacities in the health sector.

Construction of a University Academic Centre now provides opportunity for AKU to expand its academic offerings undergraduate, postgraduate and fellowship training over the coming years. The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) serves as the regional base, with a campus in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). The College has a research base in Mombasa, Kenya and several public community-based collaborating sites.

The Medical College enjoys the advantage of a rich geographic resource for clinical service, education and research. With plans to establish an AKU Hospital and academic campus in Kampala, Uganda, AKHS hospitals in Tanzania and Kenya, a network of outreach clinics and collaboration with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, the College has an unprecedented training and research environment in a region of very high need and opportunity for impact.  

In addition, we work closely with regional public universities, county and district health hospitals to advance the health and well-being of the East African population. We also welcome opportunity for international collaboration.

We are at the beginning of a long journey and we are looking for students, staff and faculty who are committed to our vision. If you are a graduating medical student then consider joining one of our existing residency programmes described on this website.

If you are a practicing clinician then consider joining the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi or one of the Aga Khan Health Service hospitals in Mombasa, Kisumu or Dar es Salaam and build your practice within a teaching environment. If you are already, an experienced educator or researcher consider joining us in this journey. 

This is a truly important and exciting journey for the East African region and beyond. We believe that success will require a long-term commitment from all of us and we look forward to engaging with you in this exciting journey.​