The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University established in 1983, with 11 campuses and teaching sites in 8 countries.The University is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa. The University invites applications for the following positions:
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of Instructor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The internship programme is a one-year structured training programme comprising 3 months each in internal medicine, paediatrics , surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Aim The aim of this programme is to provide high quality
training to the medical officers, interns in both clinical and non-clinical areas. The interns consolidate knowledge and skills acquired during medical school training and learn new skills that enable them to function as independent medical officers capable of rural or urban practice. Non-clinical skills like curriculum vitae writing, self-directed learning skills and interview skills are taught by professionals on a monthly basis.
By the end of the one-year training through the four departments, interns should be able to:
Eligibility to Enter the Internship Programme
Recognition of the Programme
Aga Khan University Hospital is a recognised medical internship centre by the Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board, which is the regulatory body for medical doctors in Kenya.
Programme directors and chief residents evaluate all interns rotating in the programme at the end of every three months within each discipline. The interns are also given learning diaries and procedure and skills logbooks for each rotation, which they complete in order to be eligible to move to the subsequent rotation. At the end of the year, an internship completion form is sent to the KMPDB subject to satisfactory completion of the Programme.
Selection and Appointment
Applications and interviews for interns take place in October and December. Selected interns start the Programme in January of each year. An intern’s appointment contract is for one year from January to December.
Governance of the Internship Programme
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 Programme is managed by Internship Coordinators. The specialty Programme Directors are responsible for training matters, patient care services service as well as interns during rotations in their respective departments.
The appointee will have an independent consultant status as a medical oncologist, and shall undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical activities.
The successful candidate for the position will support the development of quality gastroenterology services within Aga Khan University Hospital and as faculty in the University, s/he will teach and carry out research.
Successful applicant will join a growing and dynamic department committed to advancing best practice in their discipline, expanding services that meet quality and patient service needs within an internationally accredited university hospital with outstanding diagnostic services. Successful applicants will develop their academic career in teaching and research.
In education there is a focus on resident training and the development of fellowship programmes and planned introduction of undergraduate training.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents as part of their application:
Incomplete documentation will lead to automatic disqualification from the interview process.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to:
The Manager, Recruitment
Aga Khan University,
P.O. Box 39340 -00623
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