Brief History

The Department of Clinical medicine was created in 2005 in a major restructuring excercise within the University.

It comprises of specialty based thematic areas of Neurology, Infectious diseases, Respirology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Haematology, Oncology, Dermatology and Rheumatology.

It conducts a three year Masters course MMed in Internal Medicine.

Members of staff are actively involved in research activities in their respective thematic areas.

It also provides consultancy services to the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The Department is currently housing International Collaboration projects in Medical Education (PACE), HIV care and treatment in Nairobi (PACT), Central province HIV care and treatment implementation and sustainability (CRISSP) and HIV care and treatment in Nairobi Centres of Excellence (PACT-COE).


  • To train in teaching, research and healthcare delivery systems.
  • To produce health service providers with knowledge and skills required in carrying their duties.
  • To generate, disseminate and preserve new knowledge and skills.
  • To conduct continuing education, to instill skills, discipline, service driven and ethical graduates.