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External Examiners to Department of Surgery

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As the 2015/2016 academic year draws to a close the department and students prepare for the examinations. This year the department will examine two sets of students, our pioneer class in their fifth year and our fourth year students. For the first time this year the department has opted for the objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) format. This format was chosen so s to make the examination more structured and consistent for all the students.


External examiner or junior clerkship: Prof. K. Tenge, paediatric surgeon and associate professor of surgery from Moi University.
Graduated as a general surgeon from the university of Nairobi in 1996.
He will examine our year four students.
This will be his second tour of duty at Maseno University.
Anaesthesia external examiner: Dr. Thomas Chokwe, Senior lecturer and current chairman of the Department of Anaesthesia, University of Nairobi.
A graduate of the University of Nairobi at both undergraduate and postgraduate and comes to us with 16 years of university teaching experience.
This will be his first tour at Maseno University.
Ophthalmology external examiner: Dr. Kahaki Kimani, senior lecturer, department of ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi.
Graduated with a master’s degree in 2000 from the University of Nairobi and in 2004 obtained a Master of Science in Community Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
She comes with 16 years of university teaching experience.
This will be her first tour at Maseno University.
ENT external examiner: Prof. H. Obura of the University of Nairobi.  A seasoned ENT surgeon and examiner who has over 28 years of university teaching experience.
He is a professor of surgery and a previous chairman of the Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi
Prof. Obura has a wide experience as an external examiner, however this will be his first tour at Maseno University as an external examiner.
His comments on the teaching of ENT will be a very welcome contribution.
Dental Health external examiner: Dr. Mathew Akama, senior lecturer, from the Department of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine/Pathology, Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dental Sciences of the University of Nairobi.
He has attended many professional development courses since his postgraduate qualification.
Dr. Akama has over twenty years of university teaching experience.
This will be his first tour at Maseno University.. 
Orthopaedics and Trauma external examiner:  Dr. Barry Ayumba, senior lecturer from Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Moi University.
Graduated with a MMed surgery degree in 1995 from the University of Nairobi and MMed orthopaedics from Moi University in 2012.
He comes with 20 years of university teaching experience.
This will be his first tour at Maseno University.