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I want to become an oncologist after high school. I have researched far and wide, but I would like to study in my motherland, close to my family, but I do not know how the university system offering medicine is ran. Hopefully, and with your help, I might get an answer before the seven week holiday ends.

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In order to become an Oncologist in Kenya, you need to have done Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) and then do a masters degree in medical oncology, surgical oncology or radiation oncology.

Once you have passed the Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree should not be a problem. 

The requirements of doing MBChB are;

Government Sponsored requirements

Your Cutoff points should be atleast 45.000 (which is an A plain) with a minimum of the following score per subject.

  • Biology (B plain)
  • Chemistry (B plain)
  • Math or Physics (B plain)
  • English or Kiswahili (B plain)

Private Sponsored Requirements

The requirements of doing MBChB as a private sponsored student in Kenya varies from one university to another but you should have at least a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of the following grades per the 4 required subject.

  • Biology (B plain)
  • Chemistry (B plain)
  • Maths ir Physics (B plain)
  • English or Kiswahili (B plain)

Universities offering MBChB in Kenya include but are not limited to

  • University of Nairobi
  • Moi University
  • Kenyatta University
  • Mount Kenya University

The MBChB course takes 6 years.

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