Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery​ - MBChB​

The six-year degree programme is designed to prepare medical doctors who are well grounded with knowledge, competencies and skills in humanities, social sciences and medical sciences. Students will be capable of managing health problems and related issues at different levels of health systems through collaborative, innovative and strategic approaches that advance the well-bein​g of individuals and communities.​ Learn more here 

Master of Medicine (MMEd)

Based at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya and Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Aga Khan University offers Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) programmes in nine areas of specialisation. The PGME programmes consist of four years of training and examinations, leading to a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree and attract candidates from across East Africa who are admitted on merit.

​​The curriculum and training is developed to provide relevant and contextual learning for practice in Africa with the goal of nurturing specialists who will impact the development of health systems in their respective countries. Areas of clinical specialisation include:

* Programme offered in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam AKU Medical College Campuses​

Nairobi Campus ​


Residency Programme in Anaesthesiology


Residency Programme in Internal Medicine 


Residency Programme in Imaging & Diagnostic Radiology


Residency Pr​ogramme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 


Residency Programme in Family Medicine 


Residency Programme in Surgery


Residency Programme in Paediatrics Child and Adolescent Health 


Residency Programme in Clinical Pathology 


Residency Programme in Anatomic Pathology 

​Dar es Salaam Campus ​



Residency Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 


Residency P​ro​​gramme in Family Medicine ​​


Residency Programme in in Paediatrics & Child Health ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Residency Programme in Internal Medicine​​​​​ ​​


Residency Programme in Surgery​

About the Postgraduate Medical Education​​ Programme

The Medical College in East Africa is at the forefront of building a new academic community pr​oviding outstanding health p​rofessional education, buildi​ng strong programmes of research that support graduate students and postdoctoral training, as well as offering programmes and services that are relevant to, and have an impact across East Africa.

We have the distinct advantage of being part of an over one hundred year history of service to the East African community through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that includes a broad range of community development and healthcare delivery services across East Africa. In addition, we are transforming the quality of health care in the region via the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi where we are building a Faculty of Health Sciences campus clo​sely integrated with the broader health care delivery system of the AKDN.

The university has excellent international partners who provide great strength and opportunity for our growth as an academic health system stretching across East Africa.

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Our Internship programme is aimed providing high quality training in both clinical and non-clinical areas, to enable interns consolidate knowledge and skills acquired during medical school training.

​Master of Medicine Programme


Our Master of Medicine programmes are  offered at both Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Campuses. Students may choose to enroll in any of the nine different residency specialities.




Our Fellowship programmes seek to train academically oriented leaders in clinical care and investigation.  The university currently offers fellowship programmes in  Cardiology and in Infectious Diseases.​​