The Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) will receive the first cohort of Medicine students following the facility’s recent accreditation as a teaching centre for the institution.

KUTRRH chief executive officer Ahmed Dagane has submitted a request for a Placement note with Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina to facilitate the necessary procedures for admission of the first 100 medical students from the university.

At KUTRRH, KU School of Medicine, undergraduate and postgraduate students will enjoy access to state-of-the-art medical training amenities, including wards and laboratories at the level six National Referral and Research Hospital with a 650-bed capacity.

KUTRRH recently received the regulatory nod to train KU School of Medicine students following an inspection facilitated by Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC).

Mr Dagane said KU School of Medicine students will enjoy quality teaching facilities provided by KUTRRH. Alongside Kenyatta University, KUTRRH is also an accredited teaching facility for JKUAT, University of Nairobi, USIU-A, AMREF University, Egerton University, Moi University, Mount Kenya University, National Defense University, Nairobi Women’s College, and Mama Ngina University Faculties of Medicine.

As part of the placement request, KUTRRH has also requested Kenyatta University to share the list of medical consultants appointed to handle the students seconded to the teaching hospital to facilitate a smooth onboarding.

“The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, on instruction from the Cabinet Secretary of Health, inspected KUTRRH on 20 July 2023. We are pleased to inform you that the hospital facilities are available for medical education for the Kenyatta University Medicine undergraduate students,” said Mr Dagane.

While recently welcoming the accreditation by KMPDC, KUTRRH Chairperson Olive Mugenda said training medical students in Kenya is highly regulated, and the facility is well placed to provide quality teaching hospital solutions for Kenyatta University Students undertaking their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.