Dr Lukoye Atwoli,
Dean, School of Medicine
The school of Medicine was started as the second medical school in Kenya in 1988 and admitted the first intake of medical students in 1990 and graduated the first cohort of doctors in 1997.
school started as the Faculty of Health Sciences with 40 students of Medicine. In 1996 the BSc. Environmental Health was started with 20 students and in 1998 the BSc. Nursing was started with 20 students.
In 1999 the Institute
of Public Health was established within the Faculty of Health Sciences with an MPH Program.
In 2005 the Faculty was divided into two schools in line with the Moi University strategic plan (2005-2015). The School of Medicine
comprising of the MBChB and BSc. Nursing Programs and the School of Public Health was given the BSc. Environmental Health in addition to the MPH Program.
The school of Medicine now has a population of 800 students. The school
of Medicine applies the problem based approach to teaching and adopts the SPICES (Student Centered, Problem Based, Integrated, Community Oriented, Electives and Early clinical exposure and systematic) model of innovative Medical Education. It has teaching
population of 107 and a non teaching workforce of 150.
The School has 17 departments and runs 11 postgraduate programs in Medicine, Child Health, Family Medicine, Medical Education, and Immunology.
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