Message from the HOD

 

Dr Chokwe Thomas M

 

The 2014/2015 academic year saw us graduate the second cohort of 3 paediatric anaesthesia Fellows, 1 Kenyan, 1 Ugandan and 1 Zambian courtesy of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists'  (WFSA) Scholarship. We also had 5 doctors graduate with Masters of Medicine in Anaesthesia and Critical Care degree.

In the current academic year 2015/2016 we have the largest number of Masters students ever, standing at 40 residents, across the 4 academic years. We have 3 fellows in the Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship Program, one from Rwanda, another from Malawi and one from Kenya.

The student continues to teach and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Medicine and School of Dental Sciences, and Higher Diploma students from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). We also mentor all Masters Students rotating in The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Critical Care Unit from various departments in the College of Health Sciences.

The highlight in training this year had been the introduction of a 3 month supervised rotation in County hospitals for all or Masters students to learn leadership skills, get conversant with poor resource settings and acquire confidence in the practice of anaesthesia and problem solving.

The staff members have been involved in Curriculum development and as External examiners for KMTC, resource persons for the Ministry of Health, Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, KNH, and Commission for University education.

Our collaborators include KMTC, Aga Khan University Hospital(AKUH), Kenya Methodist University and several County hospitals where our students are rotating.

Dr. Thomas Chokwe