Message from the Director
Welcome to the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Directorate.
From internship to postgraduate specialisation, the AKU PGME embodies a new paradigm in Medical Education which focuses on professionalism, lifelong learning, clinical expertise and research - all underpinned by the capacity to critically appraise a growing body of medical literature and use the best evidence available.
The trainees come from all over the East African region and from all walks of life. The challenges of training are many but the rewards are great.
So what does a graduate of our postgraduate medical education programmes look like? Our graduates are equipped to be the leaders in their fields - innovators, teachers, experts, professionals. They are able to give patients relevant, focused, clinical care, and are an example for those who follow in their footsteps.
Our graduates have gone on from their studies to expand and improve the delivery of specialised medical services in the East African region. Others are retained as the teachers of future specialists, joining the ranks of a dedicated body of faculty without whom none of this would be possible.
I am proud of each and every one of the 87 alumni of our programmes and the 98 residents currently in the programme. To them
I quote Abraham Lincoln:
“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end, you are sure to succeed.”
And to those considering taking on the momentous journey of postgraduate medical training-
“Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” W H Murray.
Dr Dorothy Kamya