About the Residency Program
The postgraduate teaching activities of the Department of Medicine include a 4 year fully structured training program, offering clinical training in Internal medicine and medical subspecialties, adherent to the requirement of the Commission for University Education in Kenya. Our resident graduate with a MMed at the end of the four years.
In recognizing the ever-changing new world of medicine and directly meeting challenging societal responsibilities, the Department of Medicine residency program is committed to:
Creating an academic environment that embraces a culture of diversity
Focus on education that promotes academic curiosity and growth
Evidence based medicine translating into enhanced patient care and safety.
The Internal Medicine residency program believes that the key to the development of confident and competent physicians is the acknowledgment that each resident progresses differently in regards to their knowledge, skills sets, proficiency and efficiency in the Internal Medicine. Care is taken to ensure that roles of the residents during each of the four postgraduate years are well defined. In addition, every effort is made to ensure that the rate of individual development is appropriately assessed with regard to the level of each resident's personal growth in the clinical arena.
This is done initially by advertisement in the media
The applicant must hold MBChB or equivalent and they must have completed internship training in a recognized institution and registered as a medical practitioner by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board or another mutually recognized body.
A rigorous selection criterion is in place to ensure that the best candidates are selected to join the program
Selected candidates are requested to attend a three-day orientation program arranged by the Director of Post Graduate Medical Education. This orientation is conducted by the Faculty, the Post Graduate Medical Office and by the Hospital administration during the month of January.