Agha Khan University 2023 Medical Internship Program

Agha Khan University invites applications from interested applicants to its 2023 Medical Internship Program for medical students in West Africa.

This program aims to provide high-quality training to medical officer interns in both clinical and non-clinical areas. The interns consolidate knowledge and skills acquired during medical school training and learn new skills to function as independent medical officers capable of rural or urban practice.

By the end of the one-year training through the four departments, interns should be able to:

  • Function as competent and caring physicians
  • Assess and manage common medical and surgical conditions
  • Manage emergencies and participate in resuscitations
  • Start appropriate initial management and refer appropriately
  • Perform common procedures independently and efficiently
  • Communicate with patients and their relatives effectively
  • Work with their peers
  • Acquire knowledge of commonly used drugs and their rational use
  • Pass emergency training courses in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology

Duration: 12 Months


The Agha Khan University 2023 Medical Internship Program provides:

  • Opportunities to train alongside the PGME residents which is a great stimulus for future career tracks to pursue
  • Access to a range of rich educational activities that invigorate learning e.g. Faculty Academic Rounds, Junior Researchers Day, Continuous Medical Education and Journal Clubs
  • Structured training which mirrors the PGME programs, including work-based assessment, assessed using the AKU intern logbook, in addition to the specific logbook issued by the medical board.
  • Exposure to other medical specialties such as Family Medicine, Pathology, Anesthesiology, and Emergency Medicine, in addition to the main four departments.


  • Evidence of having completed undergraduate course in a recognised medical school in Kenya, OR
  • Doctors qualified from medical schools within the East African Community (EAC) region and who qualify for reciprocal recognition OR
  • Doctors who have attained the minimum requirement for admission to universities in Kenya, and have qualifications from outside the country must have passed the internship qualifying examinations set by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB)
  • Evidence of having signed the Hippocratic Oath
  • Passing the Internship Assessment Exam and interviews set by the Aga Khan University
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Application Process

Interested candidates for Agha Khan University 2023 Medical Internship Program should submit the following documents as part of their application:

  • Cover letter
  •  A personal statement that includes future interests.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified academic certificates and transcripts
  • Three letters of reference

To apply for Agha Khan University 2023 Medical Internship Program, click here

Deadline: May 12, 2023.

For more information on Agha Khan University 2023 Medical Internship Program, visit the official site.

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