Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) Faculty of Medicine Overview.
The Faculty of medicine focuses on training health professionals who are conversant with health problems of the communities they will serve, who have the knowledge, skills, and above all, appropriate attitudes that will make them satisfactorily competent to deliver health services to the society.
We are committed to developing a strong academic community of staff and students working together to fulfill our mission which is to; educate the next generation of upfront professionals in medicine, to deliver outstanding medical research, to apply the benefits of discovery to improve public health and to build a strong and supportive academic community.
The Faculty of Medicine started in 1997 when we enrolled our first six medical students, a milestone that brought us to 221 students in the 2015/16 academic year. The lectures work hard to see these students acquire the maximum required competences and be commendable doctors who would serve our community and across borders. We are convinced we are not only preparing future doctor but also competent scientists and leaders out of them. Appreciations to the lecturers who have been working tirelessly to see our students graduate with required knowledge.
Faculty of Medicine offers a 5 year Doctor of medicine degree program aimed at training doctors, equipping them with required competences; so as to be well prepared for the profession using wholistic approach in managing health and community challenges. Future doctors should be, “Competent in Science and Art of Medicine.” They should strive to become competent doctors who can also conduct researches and deliver expected community services. In doing so, it exposes them to wider perspective and capabilities in the Healthcare system. Acquired excellent scientific general education will help them serve as “Catalysts” for bringing social change.