Information for Elective Students


The department of surgery welcomes elective students.

An elective period in the department will provide you with an experience in tropical surgery that we are confident will be a memorable one.

Who can apply

Medical students in their clinical years.

You are advised to have a clear objective for the visit before you come so as to make it easier for the chairman to allocate you to the appropriate supervisor(s).

We do recommend you give us a report of your experiences at the end of the elective as well as an evaluation of the department.

When to apply

We advise that all students wishing to undertake an elective session with us make the decision early to facilitate proper organization

How to apply

The procedures are;

  1. Write letter to dean of the school of medicine requesting an elective period in the department (, P. O. Box 19676 - Nairobi, Kenya.  Tel: +254 20 2726300 Ext.43769 +254 20 2725102. Fax: 254-20-2725102.  Facebook Account:medicine uon.  Twitter Handle: @uonmedicine
  2. Include details of yourself, institution and current year of study.
  3. State period you intend to spend with us for elective
  4. If you are clear the specific surgical areas you wish to rotate in please include this information

You should receive communication from the Dean in a short period thereafter outlining the procedures you will need to follow.

Please be advised there will be a fee of $500 applicable to the elective period.  You may be exempt from this fee if your institution has a formal MOU with the University of Nairobi.


Accommodation is not provided by the school/department but there are private facilities in the vicinity such as the Flora Hostel run by the Consolata sisters and LMS Guest house operated by the Seventh Day Adventist church. You will be advised concerning other suitable, affordable and secure accommodation facilities. It will be your responsibility to verify and secure such accommodation.

Payments for accommodation will be directly between you and the accommodating institution


Visit the school of medicine website here


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