Department of Medicine Residency Programme
Message from the Programme Director
Welcome to the Aga Khan University, Medical College of East Africa, Internal Medicine Residency Programme!
The Department of Internal Medicine houses the largest residency at the institution and has a long-standing history of training outstanding physicians. We strive to achieve excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our goals are to provide our residents with the appropriate training that will enable them to offer top-notch, professional, evidence-based care to their patients as physicians of the future. The training programme fosters academic growth, medical expertise and professionalism alongside development of skills in health promotion, patient safety, communication, and advocacy.
The curriculum is structured to provide knowledge on all the main specialities in internal medicine, from cardiology to palliative care, as well as a firm grounding in general internal medicine. We focus on didactic, peer-to-peer, bedside interactive, and tutorial-based teaching to improve sharing of evidence-based knowledge. Professional attitudes and behaviours, technical skills, and clinical bedside acumen are assessed regularly through work-place based assessments and end-of-placement rotations throughout training, in a positive re-iterative way which nurtures growth in residents towards becoming holistic health practitioners.
Our residents work with faculty who have trained both locally and internationally and are experts in their respective fields. The department faculty are always available to provide residents with guidance throughout their training, and there is a mentorship structure in place for all residents so they always have someone to reach out to.
The members of our faculty are highly active in research and we strive to involve residents in research projects, especially with regards to completing the dissertation topic. Residents are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts and papers throughout their training under the supervision of the faculty members, to broaden their horizons on academia and research.
We warmly welcome you to the department and envisage a productive time together as a team over the next few years. We as faculty will always remain accountable to you as the resident when it comes to training you to be the next generation of physicians in the ever-changing world.
Dr Dilraj Singh Sokhi MRCP(UK) (Neurology) FRCP (Edin)
Interim Programme Director, Department of Medicine
Consultant Neurologist, and Head of Neurology Section, AKUHN
Assistant Professor, The Aga Khan University, Medical College, East Africa
Royal College of Physicians (UK) Federation Regional Lead