Approved Medical Internship Training Centres in Kenya

Approved Medical Internship Training Centres in Kenya
The internship is a period of supervised practical work for medical and dental graduates. The students are required to undergo an internship training program for a period of 13 months.

Every intern will be required to undertake the internship period on a rotational basis each comprising of 3 months in the following areas:

a) Medical
  • Internal Medicine including Dermatology – 11 weeks
  • Surgery including ENT and Ophthalmology – 11 weeks
  • Pediatrics and Child Health – 11 weeks
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 11 week
  • Mental Health – 8 weeks

b) Community Health

c) Dental
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – 11 weeks
Prosthetics and Conservative Dentistry – 11 weeks
Periodontology – 11 weeks
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics – 11 weeks

d) Community Dentistry


An intern is expected to consolidate his or her knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable them to be competent medical or dental practitioners.

An internship is also supposed to enable an intern to acquire knowledge of commonly used drugs and their rational use, be conversant with the National Essential Drug List, and know the dangerous drugs and poisons Act and its application.

Approved Internship Training Centres


1. Aga Khan Hospital – Kisumu 37. Kitale District Hospital
2. Aga Khan Hospital – Mombasa 38. Kitui District Hospital
3. Aga Khan University Hospital 39. Machakos Level 5 Hospital
4. AIC Kijabe Hospital 40. Makueni District Hospital
5. AIC Litein Hospital 41. Malindi District Hospital
6. Bungoma District Hospital 42. Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital
7. Busia District Hospital 43. Maragua District Hospital
8. Chuka District Hospital 44. Maua Methodist Hospital
9. Coast Provincial General Hospital 45. Mbagathi District Hospital
10. Consolata Hospital, Mathari 46. Meru District Hospital
11. Defence Forces Memorial Hospital 47. Migori District Hospital
12. Embu Provincial General Hospital 48. Moi Hospital – Voi
13. Garissa District Hospital 49. Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital
14. Gatundu District Hospital 50. Murang’a District Hospital
15. Homabay District Hospital 51. Naivasha District Hospital
16. Isiolo District Hospital 52. Nakuru Provincial
17. Iten District Hospital 53. Nanyuki District Hospital
18. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital 54. Narok District Hospital
19.Kabarnet District Hospital 55. Nazareth Mission Hospital
20. Kakamega Provincial General Hospital 56. North Kinangop Catholic Hospital
21. Kangundo District Hospital 57. Nyahururu District Hospital
22. Kapenguria District Hospital 58. Nyeri Provincial General Hospital
23. Kapkatet District Hospital 59. Ol Kalou District Hospital
24. Kapsabet District Hospital 60. PCEA Chogoria Hospital
25. Karatina District Hospital 61. PCEA Kikuyu Hospital
26. Kendu Adventist Hospital 62. PCEA Tumutumu Hospital
27. Kenyatta National Hospital 63. Siaya District Hospital
28. Kericho District Hospital 64. Tenwek Mission Hospital
29. Kerugoya District Hospital 65. The Karen Hospital
29. Kiambu District Hospital 66. The Mater Hospital
30. Kilifi District Hospital 67. Thika Level 5 Hospital
31. Kisii Level 5 Hospital 68. Vihiga District Hospital
32. Kisumu District Hospital 69. Webuye District Hospital
33. Kajiado District Hospital 70. Mukurweini District Hospital
34. Mwingi District Hospital 71. Nyamira District Hospital
35. Nyeri Provincial General Hospital 72. Our Lady of Lourdes Mwea Hospital
36. Msambweni District Hospital 73. Nairobi West Hospital
74. Sagam Community Hospital


Coast Provincial General Hospital
Defence Forces Memorial Hospital
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital
Kakamega County General Hospital
Kenyatta National Hospital
Machakos Level 5 Hospital
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
Nyeri County General Hospital
Rift Valley County Provincial Hospital
The University of Nairobi – School of Dental Sciences


An intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Clerking patients.
  • Undertaking relevant investigations.
  • Guiding relatives and patients with regards to diagnosis, treatment and follow up.
  • Documenting and updating patients notes.
  • Participating in Continuous Professional Development activities.
  • Appropriate handing over of patients.
  • Reporting to and consulting with the supervisor.
  • Maintaining professional demeanor and conduct.
  • Participating in tracking of patients.
  • Performing any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
  • Writing accurate and informative case summaries.
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