WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Medicine in General Surgery
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine
Campus:Kenyatta National Hospital Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

A candidate shall present himself/herself for University Examinations in part one and part two of study at such a time as the School may determine and as approved by Senate. The Surgical Anatomy, Surgical Pathology, Surgical Physiology and Research Methods, Biostatistics & Epidemiology examinations shall be sat at the end of the first year.   The Principles of Surgery examination shall be sat at the end of the second year.  The Basic Principles and Practice of General Surgery examination shall be sat at the end of the fourth year and the Advanced Principles and Practice of General Surgery examination the end of the fifth year.

Thirty percent of the marks shall be from continuous assessment.

A candidate shall be expected to be of sound mental and physical health at all times while undertaking the program and to conduct himself in a manner befitting the medical profession.  A candidate shall not be allowed to sit the examination if he does not meet these requirements and may be discontinued from the program.

Successful completion of each part shall be determined by satisfactory performance of the examination and a candidate shall not proceed to the next part if he has not passed all the constituent course units.

Candidates are expected to take all the courses to the satisfaction of the Department, the Board of the School and the Senate.

The University examination may include written, oral, clinical or practical as     determined by the School and approved by the Senate.

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the courses sat in Part 1 and Part 11 examinations shall on recommendation of the Board of Examiners and approval of the Senate be permitted to maximum two re-sits in the failed course examination.

A candidate who fails the clinical examination in The Principles of Surgery and in The Principles and Practice of General Surgery shall be considered to have failed the whole examination.

The pass mark of all the courses shall be 50%.

If a candidate fails in the second resit or exceeds the prescribed maximum duration of the course then the candidate shall be discontinued

Admission Requirements

**The Common Regulations for the Master of Medicine Degree in the University shall apply.
**The candidates eligible for admission into the program shall fulfil the following conditions;

Hold a minimum of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree of the University of Nairobi or any equivalent qualification from an  institution recognized by Senate.

Degree should be registrable by the Medical Practitioner’s and Dentists Board of Kenya for purposes of training and candidates must produce evidence of registration with the same board at commencement of training.

Trainees will be required to have an insurance cover.

Entry Requirements
For purposes of supporting and sustaining service in the public sector of the Ministry of Health, it has been the practice that newly qualified doctors serve for 2 years before being considered qualified for postgraduate selection.  For academic purposes this is not the ideal situation as the 2 years are not monitored vis-a-vis the specialties that these people choose later and they lose touch with the academic momentum that would be so suitable for postgraduate work.  The committee therefore feels very strongly that this matter be reviewed for purposes of accepting freshly qualified doctors for postgraduate studies after their internship.

Application for the course will be open to holders of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) or its equivalent from a recognized University and they should have obtained at least a credit in surgery.

The application must be accompanied with academic transcript and recommendations from two referees who must be from reputable institutions.  The upper age limit will be 32 years.

Prospective candidates must provide evidence of continuing surgical exposure/contact and practice.

Furthermore, he/she must provide evidence of good, ethical conduct.  Where applicable, candidates will be required to submit their undergraduate logbooks where applicable together with their applications.  Candidates who will have been involved in surgical research more than clinical work will be considered but they must produce supporting documents in lieu of the logbook.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Surgery Scheduler
– Surgical Technician
– Surgical Assistant

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. M'imunya Machoki James
Principal, College of Health Sciences
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries