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

The candidates eligible for admission into the programme shall fulfil the following conditions:-

i) Be either in a possession of a medical degree from the University of Nairobi senate  or be a holder of a corresponding basic medical degree which is recognised by the University  of Nairobi Senate..

ii) Should have had at least one year of clinical experience as a practitioner in a hospital  after registration.


– The training program will be 5 years.
– The programme shall be completed in a minimum of 60 months and a maximum of 120 months
– The programme shall consist of seven courses, clinical, surgical and laboratory surgical skills, log book and dissertation.
– The Principles and Practice of Surgery shall consist of mandatory rotations in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care and integrated lectures.  The other specialty rotation will be in Otolaryngology- Head and neck surgery
– The degree programme shall be offered on full time basis consisting of two parts, part One 2 years, part Two, 3 years,  Part One will consist of the following courses, Surgical Anatomy, Surgical Physiology, Surgical Pathology, Molecular Biology, Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology, Research methodology, Principles and Practice of surgery, and surgery log book.  Part two will consist of the following courses; clinical practice in otolaryngology, clinical audiology, hands on temporal bone dissection, plastic and reconstructive head and neck surgery, functional Endoscopic sinus surgery and rhinoplasty,  carcinogenesis, imaging in otolaryngology and head and neck, otolaryngo-radiooncology, otology, rhinology, broncho-oesophagology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, clinical rotations in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Neurosurgery, dissertation and surgery log book
– All the subjects covered will involve lectures, clinical work, clinical teachings, seminars, demonstrations, tutorials and teaching in a skills laboratory

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.

The candidate should hold a minimum of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree of the University of Nairobi or any basic medical degree from other institution   recognised by The University of Nairobi 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.

The sponsor will be responsible for professional indemnity cover for the trainees.

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 programme.

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:
– ENT Surgeon.
– Consultant.
– Private practitioners.
– Professors.
– Researcher

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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