Cardiology Fellowship Program
The Aga Khan University is a premier teaching and referral hospital offering tertiary care in an array of disciplines including surgery, medicine, and clinical diagnostics. The university is committed to being a leader in the training and development of healthcare professionals in the East African region and has several residency programmes in place to facilitate this objective.
The cardiology fellowship program falls under the Department of Medicine and the division of cardiology. It offers training in adult cardiology with specific objectives and a large complement of training experiences designed to enable the trainee to meet these objectives. The programme is committed to the training of excellent cardiologists who are well equipped to meet the expectations of the contemporary cardiovascular specialist in the developing world and beyond. The program is committed to fostering the career goals of the trainees across the broad spectrum of opportunities available in the specialty; either in clinical cardiology and/or as clinician scientists.
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Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellowship is a sub-specialty training program for doctors who have completed residency training in Internal Medicine. It is modeled after North American fellowships using Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines that have been adapted to East Africa. Fellows will spend the majority of their time rotating at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, which has 3 full-time and 1 part-time faculty certified in ID and one of the best diagnostic and microbiological laboratories in the country.
In addition to the Nairobi-based experience, ID fellows will spend 4 months of training at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. The fellowship is 2 years in duration and includes extensive inpatient and outpatient supervised clinical experience. Graduating fellows will have expertise at the subspecialty level in a broad range of infectious diseases including HIV and AIDS, antimicrobial usage and stewardship, hospital infection control, tuberculosis (TB), and complicated inpatient and outpatient infections.
Research is an important part of the fellowship and the fellow will engage in a research project which will be submitted for publication prior to completion of the program. Current grant-funded research projects include those in HIV drug resistance and cervical cancer screening and treatment among HIV-infected women. Other potential research topics include the study of non-communicable diseases and opportunistic infections among HIV patients as well as investigation into the development of antimicrobial resistance and hospital-acquired infections. The ID fellowship at AKU is a unique opportunity to initiate an academic medical research career and become a nationally and internationally recognized leader in ID and HIV.