Tenwek Hospital offers Family Medicine post-graduate training through
our partnership with Kabarak University (KABU) School of Medicine and
Health Sciences starting from our accreditation in 2015. We have been
training Family Medicine residents at Tenwek since 2005 and have
graduated some of Kenya’s first Family Medicine doctors through our
previous affiliation with Moi University which ended in 2015. The
KABU Master of Medicine in Family Medicine degree (MMED FM) is a four
year program that is built on Christian principles to disciple
believers in competent, compassionate, whole person care particularly
among under-resource contexts in East Africa and beyond.
In 2007, Tenwek Mission Hospital began its General Surgery Residency Training Program, in partnership with College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), and Moi University. Accepting 2-3 residents per year, the rigorous 5 year residency program operates under the guidance of Dr. Russ White and Dr. Carol Spears as well as other faculty memebers including Dr. Mike Chupp, Dr. Agneta Odera, Dr. Heath Many, Dr. Andria Parker and Dr. Bob Parker. Throughout their training residents experience all aspects of surgical care, participate in research and complete class work under COSECSA. Graduates of the program are recognized by COSECSA as Fellows of the College of Surgery. The general surgery residency program application can be found at http://paacs.net/involved/become-a-trainee-2/become-a-trainee-tenwek/.
A home away from home. A center for holistic training in surgery, with mentorship where our attending's are not only our instructors but cultivate friendships.
Dr. Mike Mwachiro, Surgery Resident
Tenwek...It's a place where its not mind over matter rather we are working together with a common objective to treat. Leaving room to realize that healing, curing is a prerogative of Christ. Seeing other superbly trained medical personnel submit to his will - that is ideal medicine...The program is robust, hands-on with what I'd call a logarithmic learning curve. The best thing a resident can wish for is a family at hospital - that is what I got a family; we learn, laugh, cry at times and all the while doing what we love passionately. Every day with PAACS at Tenwek is an adventure. I'd rather be doing nothing else. Thank you to all you wjo make this a reality, you are legendary!"
Dr. Wairimu Ndegwa, Surgery Resident
In January 2014, Tenwek Hospital became the first site for a PAACS Orthopedic Residency program. Fully acccredited by COSECSA and PAACS as a higher education location for orthopedics, Tenwek is now accepting 2 orthopedic residents per year. Residents spend their first 2 years rotating through general surgery services, followed by 3 years of intensive orthopedics training. Due to the high burden of road traffic accidents in the region, orthopedic residents experience a high case volume of trauma, as well as elective orthopedic cases such as total knee replacements, arthroscopy and more.
The best thing about Tenwek is working in a community in which every mentor literally acts in the spirit. These guys have such real and genuine concern for each other and for patients despite many challenges, top on the list being working long, hard hours! In my assessment, I find I t written on everyone's forehead "Powered by grace, driven by love." And this has helped me grow.
Dr. James Kinyua, Orthodpedic Resident