School of Medicine

Moment of joy as 240 pass 6th year exams, await graduation

It was a joyous moment for 240 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) at the School of Medicine after they successfully passed the final exams paving way for their graduation next month.

The results were released via a notice from the Dean’s office on 18th November, 2020. The notice indicated that the candidates had satisfied the School Board of Examiners during the 2019/2020 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Sixth Year Examinations and are recommended to be awarded the degree.

AMSUN gets new leaders after competitive election

Amir Mumin is the new Chairman of the Association of Medical Students of the University of Nairobi (AMSUN) after he vied for the post unopposed in the elections that were held on 8th October, 2019.

Mutua Victor and  Nyakio Mburu are AMSUN’s 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair respectively also having for the respective posts unopposed.

SOM students experience in Germany

Charitè-Universitätsmediizin Berlin (CUB) and University of Nairobi (UoN) exchange program is a 1-month fully sponsored research-based elective. It was pioneered by a student in 2016 with 3 cycles since.

The 2018 recipients were: Becky Wanjiku Njuguna, Brian Bundi Nyamweya, Evans Mutia Mutwiri, Mandela Kibiriti Mwangi, Ruth Kwamboka Nyang'aya and Sandra Obaje Maseno.

The following account is an attempt to summarize our collective experience:

Charitè University and hospital:

SOM students University of Washington electives experience

The first day that marked the beginning of a life defining experience at the University of Washington (UW) began with the rich, strong aroma of coffee wafting through the hospital lobby, a sharp contrast to the ice cold air outside.  After all, we were at the home of Starbucks. We had such an amazing time shadowing residents and attendings in the Radiology department during this 4-week medical elective. We got undivided attention from brilliant attendings, fellows and residents who were giftedly funny, nice, and took their time to offer words of wisdom amidst amusing anecdotes.