Medical and public health internship opportunities in Kenya allow you to give back to the community by lending your time to people, hospitals, clinics, and healthcare institutions. You will perform your roles where the need is most urgent and your impact can be the greatest, helping with patients care and providing psycho-social assistance, participating in public health programs, and research and education projects. Above all, you will make a high impact difference with your participation and gain skills and experience that will help you achieve your goals.

This offer is for medical, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, radiology, physical therapy, and midwifery internships to provide clinical experience. This internship training is continuous throughout the year and is offered in selected Ministry of Health and Faith-Based Hospitals, which have been assessed, approved and accredited by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and the Ministry of Health

Our internship program is a 3-month structured training program comprising 1 month each in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. The training provides:

  • Opportunities to train alongside the Post Graduate Medical Evaluation (PGME) residents which is a great stimulus for future career tracks to pursue
  • Access to a range of rich educational activities that invigorate learning e.g. Faculty Academic Rounds, Junior Researchers Day, Continuous Medical Education and Journal Clubs
  • Structured training which mirrors the PGME programs, including work-based assessment, assessed using the CETD intern logbook, in addition to the specific logbook issued by the medical board.
  • Exposure to other medical specialties such as Family Medicine, Pathology, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, in addition to the main four departments.

Aim

The aim of this program is to provide high-quality training to the medical officer interns in both clinical and non-clinical areas. The interns consolidate knowledge and skills acquired during medical school training and learn new skills to function as independent medical officers capable of rural or urban practice.

Objectives

By the end of the 3 months training through the four departments, interns should be able to:

  • Function as competent and caring physicians
  • Assess and manage common medical and surgical conditions
  • Manage emergencies and participate in resuscitations
  • Start appropriate initial management and refer appropriately
  • Perform common procedures independently and efficiently
  • Communicate with patients and their relatives effectively
  • Work with their peers
  • Acquire knowledge of commonly used drugs and their rational use
  • Pass emergency training courses in medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology 

Evaluation

Program directors and chief residents assess all interns rotating in the program at the end of every three months within each discipline. The interns are also issued with Procedure and Skills logbooks for each rotation, which are duly completed for eligibility to proceed to the subsequent rotation. At the end of the training, an internship completion form is sent to the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPD) subject to satisfactory completion of the Program.

Governance of the Internship Program

The overall responsibility of all interns and intern-related activities rests with the PGME Director and Internship Coordinators. The day-to-day administration of the Program is managed by Internship Coordinators. The specialty Program Directors are responsible for training matters, patient care services service as well as interns during rotations in their respective departments.

At the end of your internship program, you will be issued with a certificate along with your grades and sends it to your university for inclusion in your graduation transit