Education & Training Programs


Kijabe Hospital has consultants in the following specialty areas: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pediatric Surgery, and Neuro-Surgery.

The main responsibility of the consultant doctors is to teach and train doctors from Africa. The hospital is renowned as one of the most prestigious training hospitals in East Africa. The hospital operating theatre is the second busiest in the country, with an average turnover of 9,500 cases per year, which are mainly from middle and low-income patients.

The hospital provides a great opportunity for training nationals and other African medical officers in a variety of specialties. Full-time trainees in 2016 include 14 residents in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine, 3 fellows in Paediatric Surgery, 14 medical Officer interns and 12 Clinical Officer interns, 49 Kenya Registered Nurse Anesthesia Trainees, 164 Registered Nurse students 23 Registered Clinical Officer students, and 23 Surgery Technician Trainees.

These residency and fellowship programs train doctors from the entire continent, not just Kenya. Other fellowship programs at various stages of development include Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and ENT. Partnerships are being developed with a number of US institutions, including the Ohio State University (Plastic Surgery Department), University of Tennessee (Chattanooga Plastic Surgery Department).

  • Undergraduate Medical Education: Over the years Kijabe Hospital has become a favorite elective site for medical students. Kenyan students come from the University of Nairobi, Moi University, Kenyatta University and Egerton University. International students come from many countries, including Uganda, the United States of America, Canada, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Medical students in general spend 4 to 8 weeks at Kijabe.
  • Internship: For two decades now, Kijabe Hospital has been an approved site for training Kenyan Medical and Clinical Officer Interns. Kijabe has trained approximately 126 medical officer interns between 1996 and 2016. This program has grown considerably in the past decade.  In 1996, the hospital had 2 medical officer interns and last year (2015) the hospital trained 12 medical and 10 clinical officer interns. In 2007, Kijabe developed unique customized internship training for a group of South Sudanese physicians, most of whom are now back in practice in their home country.
  • Postgraduate Medical Training: 

General Surgery Residency

AIC Kijabe Hospital is home to a fully supervised Residency Training Program in General Surgery with training which culminates in certification by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa after five years.  The Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board recognizes our graduates as specialist General Surgeons.  All of our trainees are graduates of accredited African medical schools and are committed to prayerfully serving in Africa, among people who might otherwise have no access to quality surgical care.  More information about our General Surgical training program can be found at www.paacs.net

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Orthopedic Surgery Residency

There is a fully certified Residency Training Program in Orthopedic Surgery with training which culminates in certification by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa after five years.  The Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board recognizes our graduates as specialist Orthopedic Surgeons.  All of our trainees are graduates of accredited African medical schools and are committed to prayerfully serving in Africa, among people who might otherwise have no access to quality surgical care.

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Pediatric General Surgery Fellowship

Kijabe Hospital offers East Africa’s first formal training program in pediatric surgery.  This 3-year, fellowship level program is accredited by the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya.  The program is run via a partnership between Kijabe Hospital and BethanyKids of Kijabe Hospital under the auspices of the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS).  The program typically accepts physicians trained in general surgery for a 3-year training track, though there is a 5-year training track for graduates of African medical schools after medical officer training.  Visit www.paacs.net to apply.

Family Medicine Residency

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a training site for a Master of Medicine degree in Family Medicine program offered in collaboration with Kabarak University. This is a 4 year program whose goal is to train doctors in critical thinking, leadership and provision of holistic care at community level. All our trainees are African doctors with a heart for serving in less privileged communities with little or no access to specialist services.

 

Emergency Courses

Our Medical Education department offers emergency courses including  ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus Admission). These courses equip clinicians and nurses to respond quickly and appropriately in emergency situations to improve outcomes in both children and adults. Enquiries about these courses can be emailed to emergencycourses.kh@kijabe.net

 

Family Medicine Residency

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a training site for a Master of Medicine degree in Family Medicine program offered in collaboration with Kabarak University. This is a 4 year program whose goal is to train doctors in critical thinking, leadership and provision of holistic care at community level. All our trainees are African doctors with a heart for serving in less privileged communities with little or no access to specialist services.

 

Emergency Courses

Our Medical Education department offers emergency courses including  ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus Admission). These courses equip clinicians and nurses to respond quickly and appropriately in emergency situations to improve outcomes in both children and adults. Enquiries about these courses can be emailed to emergencycourses.kh@kijabe.net or phone to 0709728249.

 

EMERGENCY COURSES OFFERED AT AIC Kijabe Hospital 2017

TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION ELIGIBILITY  With Accomodation Without Accomodation DATES  
BLS Basic life support is a 2 days course designed to equip the health care providers with skills to save a life. Nurses, RCO & Medical Officers 10,500/= 8,000/= 18th  – 19th January

10th  – 11th  April

5th  – 6th  July

5th  – 6th  October

 

 

 
 ACLS Advanced cardiac life support or advanced cardiovascular life support is a 3 days course designed to equip the health care providers with advanced skills to give urgent treatment for cardiac arrest, stroke and other life threatening medical emergencies. Nurses, RCO &Medical Officers 18,500/= 15,000/= 8th – 10th February

 

10th  – 12th  May

 

9th  – 11th  August

 

15th  – 17th  November

 

 

 

 ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is a 3 days course designed to equip the medical providers with the skills and to maximize management in the first “golden hour” following trauma, and thus ensure an optimal long-term outcome of those affected. Nurses, RCO &Medical Officers. 18,500/= 15,000/= 8th  – 10th  March

 

7th  – 9th  June

 

13th– 15th  September

 

 

 

 

ETAT+  Emergency triage and treatment assessment of critically ill child (ETAT) is a 5days course designed to equip medical providers with skills to give urgent treatment for critically ill child. Nurses, RCO, Medical Officers 28,000/= 21,000/= 26th  – 30th  June

 

 
PALLIATIVE

CARE

 This is a five days course to equip the health workers with skills to care for terminally ill patient All health workers 22,000/= 17,000/= 7th  – 11th  August

 

 

 

 

HIV and TB Courses at Kijabe Hospital

  • Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV

TB in HIV infected patents is a 4 day innovative and interactive course designed to improve the skills and knowledge in the diagnostic of HIV related TB. The training targets Medical Officers, Clinical Officers and Nurses. The course is certified by the ministry of health through the National, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program.

  • The National HIV Integrated Training Course

The National HIV Integrated Training Course is a consolidated

Self-reading and onsite placement for 18 weeks that is designed to increase clinical expertise in HIV care. The training targets Medical Officers, Clinical Officers, Nurses, Nutritionists and Social Workers. The course is certified by the ministry of health through NASCOP.

How to apply

To apply for either of our HIV and TB courses, please get in touch with our training coordinator on 0736222022 or hivtbtraining@gmail.com

For more information on our programs, please visit:  http://hso.or.ke/medical-education-support/

 

HIV and TB Courses at Kijabe Hospital

  • Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV

TB in HIV infected patents is a 4 day innovative and interactive course designed to improve the skills and knowledge in the diagnostic of HIV related TB. The training targets Medical Officers, Clinical Officers and Nurses. The course is certified by the ministry of health through the National, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program.

  • The National HIV Integrated Training Course

The National HIV Integrated Training Course is a consolidated

Self-reading and onsite placement for 18 weeks that is designed to increase clinical expertise in HIV care. The training targets Medical Officers, Clinical Officers, Nurses, Nutritionists and Social Workers. The course is certified by the ministry of health through NASCOP.

How to apply

To apply for either of our HIV and TB courses, please get in touch with our training coordinator on 0736222022 or hivtbtraining@gmail.com

For more information on our programs, please visit:  http://hso.or.ke/medical-education-support/