The inaugural class of the MKU School of Medicine has finally joined the university. The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) students underwent their orientation earlier in the week. Almost 200 potential students applied for the slots allocated by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. During the orientation, the students visited the library and laboratories at Thika Main Campus, and General Kago Road Anatomy Lab, where they will be undertaking their practical lessons.
Prof. Kimathi Kigatiira, Dean, School of Medicine, told the students to prepare for an intensive training session. “By the time you graduate, you will be among the finest in the world,” Prof. Kimathi kept a promise.
General Kago Road Anatomy Lab was constructed by MKU at a cost of Ksh300 million. Recently, the anatomy lab received equipment from the county government of Kiambu. The anatomy lab, which doubles up as a funeral home is operated by the university and Thika Level 5 Hospital under a public-private partnership agreement.