Kenya Medical Training College

Kenya Medical Training College Description

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) started in 1927 with four students at Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kabete. In 1990, it became a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency through an Act of Parliament, Cap.261, Legal Notice No. 14, Laws of Kenya. In 1994, the name Kenya Medical Training College was adopted as a unifying title for the College. Since then KMTC operates independent of the Ministry Of Health under a Board of Management.

Today, eight decades since it was established, KMTC has grown tremendously, curving a niche for itself as one of the largest medical training institution in East and Central Africa- drawing students from Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Namibia, Sudan and Nigeria.

A hub for international students, KMTC is a leading training institution for the Sudan as well as for Central, Eastern, Southern Africa and other Northern African countries. With over 22,000 students attending more than 52 medical courses, KMTC makes the biggest contribution to the health sector in Kenya.

Propelled by its ambitious vision to become a center of excellence in the training and development of competent health professionals, KMTC has continued to churn out more than 3000 graduates, accounting for more than 80 percent of health workers in the Kenyan health care facilities.

Situated about three kilometers on the northern side of Nairobi city, Kenya, KMTC headquarters and the main campus, Nairobi, stand on a 20-acre piece of land, opposite the largest referral hospital in the east African region, Kenyatta National Hospital, along Old Mbagathi Road.

To produce competent health professionals through training and research, and provide consultancy services.

A model institution in the training and development of competent health professionals


Training for better health

KMTC Intake – Kenya Medical Training College Intake and Admissions

Selection and placement of government sponsored (regular) programs to Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is done by KMTC.

Once the application process has been closed, the successful applicants will receive communication in due time.

Admission into the self sponsored category, whose intake will be March every year, will commence after completion of government-sponsored intake in September. An advertisement will be placed in the local dailies in October. Admission to the self-sponsored vacancies will be open to all qualified students, regardless of the year they sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Candidates are advised to attach legible Photostat copies of academic certificates; school leaving certificate and national identity card/birth certificate.

KMTC Application Form – KMTC Online Application

KMTC application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of KShs.2, 000 OR US$50 for non-Kenyans in the form of Banker’s Cheque or National bank deposit slip. Application fee does not guarantee admission

Kenya Medical Training College Application Form should be addressed to:

The Director,
Kenya Medical Training College
P.O Box 30195, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

KMTC Fee Structure – Kenya Medical Training College Fee Structure

There are three fee categories namely:

      1. Regular
      2. Parallel/In-service
      3. Foreign (as detailed in the Current fees structure)

The fee structure can be obtained from the website

Kenya Medical Training College Courses Offered

  1. Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management()
  2. Diploma in HIV Management and Community Health()
  3. Bachelor of Science(Clinical Medicine and Community Health)
  4. Bachelor of Arts(Psychology)
  5. Diploma in Animal Health and Production(Animal Health and Production)
  6. Bachelor of Science(Nursing)
  7. Bachelor of Pharmacy(Pharmacy)
  8. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology(Medical Laboratory Technology)
  9. Diploma in Nursing(Nursing)
  10. Diploma in Health & Nutrition(Health & Nutrition)
  11. Higher Diploma in Critical/Intensive Care Nursing(Critical/Intensive Care Nursing)
  12. Higher Diploma in Psychaitric Nursing(Psychiatric Nursing)
  13. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing(Ophthalmic Nursing)
  14. Higher Diploma in Perioperative Care(Perioperative Care)
  15. Higher Diploma in Community Health Nursing(Community Health Nursing)
  16. Higher Diploma in Food Science and Inspection(Food Science & Inspection)
  17. Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety(Occupational Health & Safety)
  18. Higher Diploma in Solid Waste Management(Solid Waste Management)
  19. Higher Diploma in Epidemiology(Epidemiology)
  20. Higher Diploma in Health Education and Promotion(Health Education and Promotion)
  21. Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences(Medical Laboratory Sciences)
  22. Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery(Clinical Medicine and Surgery)
  23. Higher Diploma in Medical Education(Medical Education)
  24. Higher Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences(Ultrasound)
  25. Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering(Medical Engineering)
  26. Higher Diploma in Community Health and HIV/Aids Care(Community Health)
  27. Higher Diploma in Pharmacy(Pharmacy)
  28. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences(Environmental Health Sciences)
  29. Diploma in Health Records and Information(Health Records and Information)
  30. Certificate in Health Records and Information(Health Records and Information)
  31. Bachelor of Science(Bsc)
  32. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery(Clinical Medicine and Surgery)
  33. Certificate in Library and Information Science(Library and Information Science)
  34. Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics(Food, Nutrition)
  35. Certificate in Orthopedic Plaster Technology(Orthopaedic Plaster Technology)
  36. Diploma in Clinical Medicine(Clinical Medicine)
  37. Diploma in Community Oral Health(Oral Health)
  38. Diploma in Community Nutrition(Community Nutrition)
  39. Diploma in Occupational Therapy(Occupational Therapy)
  40. Diploma in Dental Technology(Dental Technology)
  41. Diploma in Health Records & Information Technology(Health Records)
  42. Diploma in Community Health Nursing(Community Health Nursing)
  43. Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences(Medical Imaging Sciences)
  44. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science(Medical Laboratory Science)
  45. Diploma in Orthopedic Technology(Orthopaedic Technology)
  46. Diploma in Pharmacy(Pharmacy)
  47. Diploma in Physiotherapy(Physiotherapy)
  48. Diploma in Medical Engineering(Medical Engineering)
  49. Certificate in Community Health Nursing(Community Health Nursing)
  50. Certificate in Medical Engineering(Medical Engineering)

Kenya Medical Training College Contacts

Kenya Medical Training College – KMTC Colleges in Kenya

The following are the established Government Medical Training Colleges in Kenya


KMTC Kabarnet Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 401, Kabarnet

Tel: O53-2395


KMTC Embu Medical Training College

Next to Embu Provincial General Hospital

P.O. Box 402, Embu, 60400

Tel: 068-20206


KMTC Garissa Medical Training Centre

Garissa Town

P.O. Box 167, Garissa, 70100

Tel: O46-2226


KMTC Homa Bay Medical Training Centre

Next to Homa Bay High School

P.O. Box 512, Homa Bay, 40300

Tel: 059-22109


KMTC Kakamega Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 535, Kakamega

Tel: 056-20333


KMTC Thika Medical Training Centre

Thika Town

P.O. Box 729, Thika, 01000

Tel: 067-21621, 30256


KMTC Kilifi Medical Training Centre

P.O. BOX 95, Kilifi 80108

Tel: 041-7522476


KMTC Kisii Medical Training Centre

Behind Kisii Level 5 Hospital

P.O. Box 1165, Kisii 40200

Tel: O58-30664


KMTC Machakos Medical Training Centre

Off Nairobi-Machakos Road

P.O. Box 837, Machakos, 90100

Tel: O44-21816


KMTC Meru Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 1484, Meru, 60200

Tel: 064-20537


KMTC Mombasa Medical Training Centre

Sheikh Abdula Taib Road

P.O. Box 87946, Mombasa, 80100

Tel: 041-2312201, 2220513


KMTC Murang’a Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 69, Murang’a, 10200

Tel: 060-22780


KMTC Kenya Medical Training Centre

Ngong Road

P.O. Box 30195, Nairobi 00100

Tel: 020-2725711-14

Fax: 020-2722907



Pumwani Maternity Hospital

Gen. Waruinge Street

P.O. Box 42859 Nairobi 00100

Tel: 020-6763296/7 Ext 259


Kenya Medical Training College – KMTC Nakuru

Nakuru Ravine Road, Next to Nakuru Provincial General


Tel: O51-2211843



KMTC Nyeri Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 466, Nyeri

Tel: 061-2487, 2480


KMTC Eldoret Medical Training College

P.O. Box 520, Eldoret, 30100

Tel: 053-2031955

Head Office
Kenya Medical Training College,
P. O. Box 30195, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (+254) 020 725711/2/3/4
Fax: (+254) 020 2722907
Head Office: Kenya Medical Training College,
P. O. Box 30195, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (+254) 020 725711/2/3/4
Fax: (+254) 020 2722907