Do you want to use your medical elective to experience what it’s like to use your medical profession on the mission field? Go to Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, and also get exposure to ministry among the unreached people of Northern Kenya – those who have the least opportunity to hear of Jesus.
“Glorifying God through compassionate health care provision, excellent training and spiritual ministry in Christ Jesus”
Kijabe Hospital is located approximately 60kms from Nairobi. Founded by AIM Missionaries in 1915, it has expanded to become a large reputable hospital providing extensive medical and surgical services and training. Kijabe serves people from all over Kenya and from parts of East Africa. Patients travel a vast area to get to the hospital as people seek high quality and compassionate healthcare meaning Kijabe has become strategic in reaching out to unreached people groups.
Ministry and type of work
Kijabe provides an opportunity for you to take your elective and experience healthcare and mission work hand in hand. Be involved in outreach within the community and hospital as well as supporting the work. Hospital services include family medicine, paediatrics, surgery, gynaecology, anaesthesia and orthopaedics.
Qualifications & Experience
This placement is for students in their final year of medical studies. A Kenyan medical license will need to be obtained through the AIM office in Nairobi after acceptance.
Some cross-cultural and discipleship experience would be useful but not essential.
You do not require any additional language skills and will be assisted by a translator where necessary.
- You will be supervised in the hospital by a Senior Doctor as you spend your time at Kijabe.
- Your accomodation will be on the hospital site
- Medical electives must be a minimum of 6 weeks in the hospital, during which time you will have exposure to unreached people groups
- Length of placement: 6 – 8 weeks