Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Entry Requirements in Kenya

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Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery is the most marketable degree program in Kenya. It has the highest cluster points. For a JAB student, you have to score and A plain to be assured of enrolling for the course. After graduation, you’ll secure employment immediately. The starting salary is Ksh 120,000 to Ksh 200,000 per month.

Below we provide entry requirements for the course by various universities in Kenya:

University of Nairobi BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY Admission requirements

Kenyan Government Sponsored Students (Regular Programme)

Admission to the University of Nairobi is by the University Senate through the Public Universities Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) whose membership comprises Vice-Chancellors of the Public Universities, Principals of Colleges, Directors of Institutes and Deans of Schools and the academic registrars as secretaries.

The admission is based on the minimum University entry requirements. In addition the applicants should meet the enrolment requirements for the School for the various courses which depend on the KCSE subject cluster as follows:-

Alternative A

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

Self Sponsored Students (Module II Programmmes)

Admission to the Module II programmes is by the University Senate, through the school admissions committee. Admission is based on the set minimum requirements for each program.

1. K.C.S.E. holders -As in regular program. Additionally, an average of B- (minus) in the 4 cluster subjects shown above provided that no subject in the cluster shall have a score below C+ (plus).

 Alternative A

  •  
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

Alternative B

  •  
  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

2. Advanced Level Holders -A minimum of 2 principal passes; one in Biology and the other in Chemistry and 1 subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics.

Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Fees Structure at the University of Nairobi

MBchB-Year I -36 Weeks   
Course Code Course code   Hours  Unit Cost 
Human anatomy HHA100        630.00          311,111.11
Biochemistry HBC100        225.00          111,111.11
Physiology HMP100        180.00             88,888.89
IT HIT100          45.00             22,222.22
Behavioural Science HCH100        135.00             66,666.67
TOTALS    1,215.00          600,000.00
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                 5,000.00
CAUTION – (ONCE)                 5,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            336,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 1 MBchB Fees             636,000.00
    
MBchB-Year 2-36 Weeks   
Course Code Course   Hours  Unit Cost 
Medical Physiology HMP200        315.00          155,555.56
Biochemistry HBC200        270.00          133,333.33
Microbiology HMM200          90.00             44,444.44
Immunology HHP202          45.00             22,222.22
Medical Law and Ethics HHP200          45.00             22,222.22
Pharmacology HCP200        135.00             66,666.67
Community Health HCH200        315.00          155,555.56
TOTALS    1,215.00          600,000.00
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                 7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            333,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 2 MBchB Fees             633,000.00
    
MBchB-Year 3-36 Weeks   
Course Code Course   Hours  Unit Cost 
Medical Microbiology II HMM300        270.00          112,500.00
Anatomic Pathology I HHP300          90.00             37,500.00
Clinical Pharmacology II HCP300        360.00          150,000.00
General Surgery I HSU300        270.00          112,500.00
Junior Clerkship (Int Med.,Obs&Gynae.,Paedri&Surg HME300        180.00             75,000.00
Haematology & Blood transfusion HHP301        135.00             56,250.00
Clinical Chemistry I HHP303        135.00             56,250.00
TOTALS    1,440.00          600,000.00
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                 7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            333,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 3 MBchB Fees             633,000.00
    
MBchB-Year 4-36 Weeks   
Course Code Course   Hours  Unit Cost 
Internal Medicine I HME400        180.00             75,000.00
General Surgery II HSU400        180.00             75,000.00
Psychiatry I HPS400        225.00             93,750.00
Diagnostic Imaging I HDR400          45.00             18,750.00
Anatomic Pathology II HHP400        180.00             75,000.00
Orthopaedic Surgery I HOS400        180.00             75,000.00
Haematology and Blood Transfusion II HHP401        180.00             75,000.00
Immunology II HHP402          90.00             37,500.00
Ophthalmology I HSU403          45.00             18,750.00
Clinical Chemistry II HHP403          90.00             37,500.00
Otolaryngology I HSU404          45.00             18,750.00
TOTALS    1,440.00          600,000.00
    
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               11,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            337,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 4 MBchB Fees             637,000.00
    
MBchB-Year 5-36 Weeks   
Course Code Course   Hours  Unit Cost 
Obstetrics and Gynaecology HOG500        495.00          173,684.21
Paediatrics and Child Health HPD500        495.00          173,684.21
Community Health II HCH500        495.00          173,684.21
Elective Term        225.00             78,947.37
TOTALS    1,710.00          600,000.00
    
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                 4,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            330,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 5 MBchB Fees             630,000.00
    
MBchB-Year 6-36 Weeks Course   Hours  Unit Cost 
Internal Medicine II HME600        360.00          150,000.00
General Surgery III HSU600        315.00          131,250.00
Psychaitry II HPS600          45.00             18,750.00
Diagnostic Imaging II HDR600          90.00             37,500.00
Orthopaedic Surgery II HOS600        270.00          112,500.00
Dermatology HME601          45.00             18,750.00
Ophthalmology II HSU603          45.00             18,750.00
Otolaryngology II HSU604          45.00             18,750.00
Forensic Medicine HHP604          45.00             18,750.00
Anaesthesia HSU605          90.00             37,500.00
Dentistry HSU606          90.00             37,500.00
TOTALS    1,440.00          600,000.00
    
TUITION            600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               11,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 4,500.00
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00
    
Semester 1            337,000.00
Semester 2            300,000.00
Total-Year 6 MBchB Fees             637,000.00
    
Grand totals         3,806,000.00

JKUAT Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB.ChB) – 6 years Admission Requirements

Minimum entry requirements

All candidates must satisfy the common requirements for entry to university. In addition:
i. KCSE holders: an average of B+ plus in the 4 cluster subjects shown below provided that no subject in the cluster shall be below B plain
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/ mathematics
• English/ Kiswahili

ii. Advanced level holders: a minimum of 2 principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and one subsidiary pass in Physics/Maths. In addition to a Credit pass in English

iii. Diploma in Clinical Medicine : a minimum “O” level Division 11 or C+ plus mean grade and Credit pass C+ in the cluster subjects in KCSE in addition to a Credit pass in the professional qualification from a recognized Medical Training Institution

iv. Holders of any degree in the biological sciences from JKUAT or an equivalent qualification from a university recognized by JKUAT

Transfer of Credits

Applicants seeking transfer of credits for similar courses taken from institutions recognized by the university senate may:
a) Send a formal application seeking transfer of credits , justification of the request and attach evidence of the credentials which will support such request
b) Apply for transfer of credits which is processed only after payment of the prescribed exemption fee.

Kenya Methodist University Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB; ChB)(i) KCSE B (plain) with at least grade B (plain) in Biology, Chemistry, English and B (plain) in Mathematics or Physics (ii) Advanced Level Holders: A minimum of of 2 principal passes in Biology , Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in either mathematics or physics or equivalent . (iii)Holders of Diploma in Medical/Health Sciences: KSCE C +(plus) or Div II in O levels and in addition at least C+ (plus ) or Credit Pass in Cluster subjects and at least a credit pass in the subsequent professional qualifications from a recognized medical training institution or equivalent.Full timeMain Campus (Meru)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)KCSE B-(minus)or equivalent qualification with cluster subject of KCSE C+ in Chemistry, Biology, Maths/Physics and English / Kiswahili or a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution by the Pharmacist and Poisons Board

Kenyatta University Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Admission Requirements

In order to pursue this programme at Kenyatta University School of Medicine, apart from obtaining a mean grade at least C+ in KCSE, the candidate must pass the subject clusters indicated below or two principal passes at A level or their equivalents.

Alternative A

  • Biology – B (plain)
  • Chemistry – B (plain)
  • Mathematics or Physics – B (plain)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences – B (plain)
  • Physical Sciences – B (plain)
  • Mathematics – B (plain)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)

OR

Candidate must have obtained 2 principal passes in Biology and Chemistry as well as a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or Physics.

OR

The candidate must be a holder of Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized Medical Training Institution and should be registered as a Clinical Officer. In addition, the candidate must have scored a minimum of C+ in KCSE or Division II at O Level.

OR

The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biology, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or Nursing and Pharmacy.

NB: The programme takes 6 academic years to complete, each academic years having three semesters. Every course in the programme is core and must be successfully completed before the student can graduate.


Kenyatta University School of Medicine – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Entry requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SELF SPONSORED STUDENTS:
Mean Grade of B+ at KCSE; B+ in Biology and Chemistry; and B+ in either Maths/Physics either English/Kiswahili. A weighted cluster point of 40 and above is mandatory.
Holders of Diplomas, BSc & Masters degrees in related subjects if: i. KCSE Graduates, have a Mean Grade of B and B in Biology, Chemistry and either Maths or Physics, and B in either English or Kiswahili. ii. O’ Level and ‘A’ Level System: O’ Level – Division II with credit passes in Biology, and chemistry, and either Math or Physics and either English or Kiswahili. In A’ Level – Have principal passes in Biology, Chemistry and either Maths/ Physics.
O’ level British GCE system: Have at least a B in Biology and Chemistry; and either Maths or Physics and English, additionally at A’ level have at least a B in Biology, Chemistry and either Maths or Physics.

Uzima University Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Entry Requirements

Mean grade B, and B plain in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Physics, English/Kiswahili.

OR

Holders of Diploma in Medical related courses, a Mean grade of C+ in KCSE and an average of C+ in Cluster subjects

OR

Holders of Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences and a Minimum of C+ in Cluster subjects.

Intake: September, full time
Duration: 6 years

Maseno University Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Admission Requirements

Mean Grade of B+ at KCSE; B+ in Biology and Chemistry; and B+ in either Maths/Physics either English/Kiswahili. A weighted cluster point of 40 and above is mandatory.

  1. For Kenya advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) holders, a minimum of two principal passes in Biology, Chemistry and subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics.
  2. For diploma holders in Medical Sciences, a minimum ‘O’ level Division II pass in KCE or C+ mean grade and a credit C+ in cluster subjects in KCSE, in addition to a three-year diploma with a minimum of a credit pass from a medical training institution recognized by the Board.
  3. For holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university subject to passing Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  4. Other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to those in paragraphs (a)-(d) above from institutions recognized by the different institution’s Senates
  5. Proficiency in English language