KMTC is the Best Medical College in Kenya, Major Reasons Listed
KMTC is the Best Medical College in Kenya, Major Reasons Listed. The Kenya Medical Training College, also known as KMTC, has emerged as the nation’s top center for medical education in recent years. In 2021, KMTC was rated as the top tertiary institution in Kenya by Webometrics.
The following are a few justifications on why the college is the best:
- More Campuses
The College has created Campuses dispersed across 43 of the country’s 47 counties in order to address the scarcity of health professionals in the nation and in accordance with the Government’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims. This growth has made sure that we are moving in the correct direction to close the gaps in human resources for health as a contribution to reaching the government’s UHC targets by 2022.
- Even campus distribution across the country
The main distinctive feature of the College is its nationwide reach, which improves equity and access to middle-level medical education. The College, which has 72 campuses scattered across 43 of Kenya’s 47 counties and is endowed with resources and a long history, is crucial in helping the government realize the UHC program and Kenya’s Vision 2030.
- Student population
In 2013 and 2014, KMTC had 22,000 and 23,000 students, respectively. By March 2017, the population had impressively increased to 33,000 as a result of the expansion initiative.
The College created admission desks in all Campuses to support admissions at the local community level in order to achieve equity in access to training opportunities. As a result, as of February 2022, there are approximately 52,286 students enrolled.
- Trends in graduation
Graduation rates at KMTC have increased steadily since the institution’s founding.
During the graduation ceremony in 2015, the college discharged 7,501 graduates into the workforce; in 2016, that number rose to 8,042. 8,967 more students graduated from the college in 2017 and 10,869 more did so in 2018. 12,621 graduates entered the employment market in 2019. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic’s beginning, there were 4,114 Graduands in 2020 instead of the previous amount of 5,098. 12,660 graduates were released into the health field in 2021, which saw an increase in the overall total. Graduates from KMTC are still being produced to fill the Human Resource for Health gap.
promote the realization of the nation’s Vision 2030 and fill in any gaps.
- Programming certification
The appropriate regulatory and accreditation agencies have approved and accredited KMTC programs.
- Curriculum & Courses
The College has established, revised, and implemented curricula in keeping with changing health trends in order to support the health goals of Universal Health Coverage, Vision 2030, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Every three years, the KMTC training curriculum is refreshed to make sure it is current with evolving trends.
The College offers short courses to help practitioners achieve CPD requirements and stay current in the medical field in order to handle developing and emerging diseases.
The training curricula are consistent throughout Campuses, ensuring that all of our graduates are prepared to serve.
- Academic resources
The College has outfitted all of its instructional and physical spaces to provide students with a comfortable atmosphere for learning. Wi-Fi internet access is available on every campus, and there is a wealth of digital diversity available.
- Proximity to heath facilities
Since KMTC’s training programs are skills-based, our campuses are close to hospitals where students complete clinical practice.
- International Recognition
Because KMTC is ISO 9001: 2015 accredited, our graduates receive recognition on a global scale and can find employment everywhere.
- Quality Assurance
To track and continuously enhance excellence in teaching and learning, KMTC has put in place strict methods, clear policy frameworks, and annual audits. To ensure uniformity, quality, and efficiency in training, the College has reinforced its quality management systems, adopted top-tier academic practices, standardized academic programs, and examined practices across Campuses. Our students finish their courses on time.
- Marketable Courses
Over 85% of the middle-level healthcare workers for the local health sector are produced by KMTC, which continues to be the industry leader in medical training. You can find a KMTC graduate or trainee in every healthcare facility you visit in Kenya and even abroad. The USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, other Western countries, the Middle East, and Africa are just a few of the distant nations where KMTC graduates find employment.
- System motivated by efficiency
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that the College introduced has improved productivity and effectiveness as well as service automation.
To guarantee that students complete their coursework, appear for tests, and graduate on time, the college has made good use of the E-learning platform, developed staff and student capacity in using E-learning tools, and is offering ongoing learners’ assistance.
Through the online application process, we provide assurance.
All applications are submitted online in order to stay current with the adoption of ICT and developing technology. The steps for applying are outlined on the student portal on the KMTC website, www.kmtc.ac.ke.
Our mandate was broadened to include research in addition to training and consulting as a result of the College being reclassified from PC 2 to PC 4A level in State Corporations rating.
- Research and development
In order to support a knowledge-based economy, influence policy decisions, and improve teaching and learning, the College conducts research, with a number of studies having been financed, carried out, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at various conferences.
- Professional ethics
All of KMTC’s educational programs include ethical instruction, and all of our graduates swear a pledge to promote professionalism in the field of healthcare. Following their training, our students are required to take exams administered by governmental agencies. If successful, they are all granted certification as health practitioners.
- Financial Aid
The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), National Government Constituency Development Funds (NG-CDFs), County Governments, and other development partners offer financial aid to KMTC students.
- Convenient Fees Payment Method
Instalment plans are permitted by KMTC, which has a flexible fee payment method.
In order to assist teaching and learning, KMTC collaborates with healthcare facilities, research institutions, universities, development partners, and creates connections between business and academics.
The College has also worked in conjunction with County Governments, National Government Constituency Development Funds, and other partners. As a result, the KMTC has seen an increase in the amount of land, infrastructure, equipment, and employees that are available to be seconded for teaching and training.
- Transport system
To make it easier for students and teachers to travel to clinical practice sites, rural experience areas, and extracurricular activity trips, the College has a fleet of buses, double cabins, and land cruisers.
The College provides a la carte housing options to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
To maintain the security of its campuses and the general public, the College employs security guards and patrols around-the-clock.
- clubs, games, and sports
Campuses offer a variety of sports and entertainment opportunities, in addition to organizations and societies that support multiculturalism.
As a socially conscious organization, KMTC engages in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to give back to the neighborhood.
The College ensures that 30% of the residents who meet the admissions requirements receive admission spots in our Campuses, adding value to the communities where we operate. The College provides free medical care, encourages environmental sustainability, works closely with the local community to uplift the underprivileged, and provides emergency disaster response, all of which are for the benefit of those who live in the areas where we operate.
The College accepts applications for enrollment to short courses as well as certificate, diploma, and higher diploma programs. All applications must be submitted ONLINE in accordance with the instructions provided on the KMTC website (www.kmtc.ac.ke). Call +254 723 004 569 or +254 723 004 516, send an email to ([email protected]), or stop by a KMTC campus near you for more help with the application process. Applications are perpetual and continuing.