Created as an exchange for IU and Kenyan medical students, this program allows IU students to participate in the Kenyan medical and educational systems.
Based out of Moi University School of Medicine, this rotation occurs in the classrooms, clinics, and wards of a tertiary referral hospital (Moi Teaching and Referral). Key experiences of the rotation include participating in ward rounds in medicine and pediatrics, being exposed to the work of AMPATH, as well as living in the medical student dorms.
AMPATH is an ongoing program providing medical care to Kenyans in the hospital catchment area; students may observe both the AMPATH-associated medical clinics as well as ancillary development programs (Family Preservation Initiative, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, etc.).
Additional opportunities, with the effort of the interested student, may include surgery, ob/gyn, anesthesiology, and other medical specialties. The rotation is open 12 months of the year, with 6-8 positions each month. Students are selected by a completely random raffle system during fall MS-III. A mandatory orientation is provided the first three Wednesday evenings in May. Hospital.
Students may stay in the Moi University School of Medicine Hostel located across the street from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital if residency requirements are met and hostel rooms are available.
Students may also stay at IU House, located a short walking distance from the hospital. Available housing will determine the final location of stay while in Eldoret. Housing location is at the sole discretion of the program manager and program administrator.
at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
Students must be able to demonstrate flexibility, resilience, and self-reliance.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.