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

objectives of the course
– Produce Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons with knowledge, requisite skills and competencies in management of elective and emergency conditions requiring plastic and reconstructive surgery.
– Produce Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons equipped with ability to translate research findings to clinical practice


– The training program shall be completed in a minimum of 5 academic years and subject to permission from the Senate, can be extended to a maximum of 10 academic years.
– The first two years shall be common to all Masters’ Programmes within the Department of surgery.
– The course shall consist of 236 units of 60 hours each taken over 15 terms of 12 weeks each
– All courses units shall be compulsory
– The degree programme shall be offered full time in two parts;
– Part one (years one and two) shall consist of the following courses:Year one: Surgical Anatomy, Surgical Physiology, Principles of Surgery, Surgical Pathology, and Surgery, log book, Research methods, Biostatistics Epidemiology

Year Two: Principles and Practice of Surgery including applied molecular biology, and rotations in general surgery (6 months) orthopaedic and trauma surgery (3 months), ICU and critical care (3 months).

Part Two (years three, four and five) shall cover; basic and advanced Principles and Practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Log book Dissertation and

  1. All taught course units will consist of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, clinical work, clinical teachings, seminars, conferences, teaching in a surgical skills laboratory, log book and on call duties.
  2. To complete all courses as stipulated, candidates will be expected to work for a minimum of 60 hours a week.
  3. The dissertation shall be agreed upon between the candidate and the department.  The writing of the dissertation shall be undertaken during the part two of the programme.
  4. The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery logbook shall contain a chronological list of all diagnostic and operative procedures completed during training.
  5. A candidate may in special circumstances be discontinued from the programme;
    1. On medical grounds if the Senate shall find him/her unfit to continue.
    2. If he/she does not meet the requirements specified in the documents below

a) Manual on code of conduct of Medical Ethics published by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in Kenya

b) Public Officers Ethics Act, 2003, Part III, general Code of Conduct and Ethics

– A candidate exceeding the prescribed maximum duration of the course without valid reason shall be discontinued.

Admission Requirements

Common Regulations for the Master of Medicine Degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply and candidates eligible for admission into the course shall fulfil the following conditions;

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

Possess evidence of registration or eligibility to be licensed by Medical Practitioner’s and Dentists Board in Kenya.  Must also show evidence of retention on the list of the Medical Practitioner’s and Dentists Board

Possess a certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board or any equivalent authority from the country of origin.

Show proficiency in use of the English language.

Possess a valid professional indemnity cover during the period of clinical training.

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:
– Plastic Surgeons
– Physician Assistant
– Esthetician

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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