Department of Surgery And Anesthesiology
The Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology was established in 2014 in anticipation of the training needs for the Maseno University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, (MBChB), programme. The changing needs of surgical training in the MBChB and other programs necessitate a more elaborate training with an eye for innovation and a perspective of the more diverse and modern modes of patient care worldwide.
To this end the department is anchored on offering a firm, broad and innovative approach to surgery by our students. The department currently undertakes six undergraduate courses for the MBChB programme, participates in three undergraduate programs being undertaken by other departments and also participates in the training of residents in the Family Medicine master of medicines programme. The department has an established research group with ongoing research projects. We endeavour to partner with several organisations to broaden the research component in our training programme and allow exchange programs for our students.
We pride ourselves in having a structured department that offers our students the mentorship required to successfully complete their programmes with the desired competencies in surgery. We aspire to initiate residency programmes in surgical and anaesthesia specialties in the next two years.
To be a regional centre of excellence in surgical training and research, and train innovative healthcare providers with modern surgical perspectives.
Delivering quality education and research, producing highly knowledgeable, skilled, ethical and valued health professionals. This is achieved using motivated, professional, creative and results orientated faculty finally resulting in a healthier Kenya
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
The Department offers the following courses as part of the MBChB of the School of Medicine
Masters of Medicine in General Surgery
The Masters of Medicine program in general surgery is a five year residency program dedicated to training young doctors to become competent, innovative and skilled surgeons ready to serve in Kenya and beyond. The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for the program
Common Regulations for the Master of Medicine Degree programmes in Maseno University shall apply.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree of Maseno University or an equivalent from any other University recognised by Senate.
Must have completed at least one year of clinical practice post internship
Show evidence of registration, or eligibility to be licensed, by the Kenya Medical Practitioner’s and Dentists Board, (KMPDB), and be on the annual retention list.
Provide a certificate of good conduct from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board or any equivalent authority from the country of origin if from outside Kenya.
Show evidence of proficiency in use of English language
Maintain a valid professional indemnity cover over the period of clinical training.
Pass an admission interview assessing competence and professionalism
Duration of the Programme
The duration of the program shall normally be five (5) academic years.
Teaching methods in all units shall include lectures, tutorials, discussions, and clinical rotations.
The program offers courses within the degree structure spelled out by the Faculty.