Message from the Program Director
Welcome to the Aga Khan University Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Program.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been training Obstetrician Gynaecologists since its inception in 2007. The program trains residents to become fully qualified, Obstetrician-Gynaecologists, and leaders in women’s health. The training equips residents with skills in evidence-based care within an environment of clinical and academic excellence. The training stands out due to the following:
Faculty who are devoted to resident education and research interests
Faculty are internationally recognized subspecialists
Faculty are world renown well-published researchers
It offers research opportunities for new and ongoing projects at the Aga Khan University Hospital and affiliated hospitals in Muranga and Kilifi counties
Residents are trained on principles of communication, ethics, professionalism, patient safety, and empathy
Residents in this program are fully integrated into a broad range of clinical opportunities for training in all aspects of general obstetrics and gynaecology as well as the following subspecialties:
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Urogynaecology and pelvic reconstruction
Minimally invasive gynaecology surgery
The Aga Khan University Hospital is a renowned teaching and tertiary referral hospital in the region. Our maternity is one of the busiest in Nairobi and handles many high-risk cases drawn from Kenya and the region. There is a high surgical volume including minimally invasive surgery. Our outpatient Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and subspecialty clinics experience high patient volumes. Most teaching and learning with faculty takes place in the wards, and clinics and theatres.
Residents are offered an opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of patient care and nurturing them to be competent obstetrician gynaecologists by the completion of training.
As part of their daily routine, the residents take part in daily morning conferences as well as research. Their findings and final dissertation, are published in peer reviewed journals. Some of their research has been presented at national and regional conferences.
At the end of the programme, the residents move to general practice in obstetrics and gynaecology or embark on subspecialty fellowship training. Many of our graduates have pursued subspecialty training at internationally recognized institutions and have returned back home to Kenya to provide this much needed expertise.
We encourage you to apply and look forward to you joining our program
Dr. Patricia Muthaura, MD FACOG
Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University.