Fellowship Programmes are intended to train academically oriented leaders in clinical care and investigation using best practice approaches that prepare trainees to work at the forefront of their field.
Currently the University offers fellowship programmes in the following specialties:
- Infectious Diseases
- Cardiac Surgery
- Population Health
Foundations of the Fellowship Programmes
Fellowship programmes build on the strengths of the residency programmes and aim to provide focused and in-depth training in a specific sub-specialty. They differ from residency programmes in terms of the depth and extent of training provided. A graduate of a fellowship programme has a thorough grounding in the theoretical basis as well as the requisite knowledge and skill to undertake independent practice as a specialist.
Structure of the Fellowship Programmes
The fellowship programmes provide training using rigorous standards similar to those used in the residency programmes. In view of the seniority and experience of the fellows their responsibilities, work and duties reflect this and capitalise on their expertise, even as emphasis is put on research as a part of the training.
The basic criterion for entry into any fellowship programme is the completion of a full residency training programme (Master in medicine or equivalent postgraduate course) in the parent specialty. Other requirements include Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) or equivalent; Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and at least 4 years post internship experience.
Evaluation and Assessment
This follows recognised formats developed within the University. The level of responsibility is graduated as the fellow progresses from the first year to the final year. Fellows take on greater responsibilities than residents, contribute to the teaching of medical students and residents and perform many more procedures independently under the supervision of the consultants.
For more information, contact:
The Manager, Academic Programmes
Postgraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
Aga Khan University
P.O. Box 30270-00100
Tel: +254 20 366 2106 / +254 20 366 2919
Fax: +254 20 374 3935