Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Meru Campus is situated within Meru County, approximately 242 Kilometers from Nairobi City via Embu-Maua road. The Campus is situated one kilometer off Meru town adjacent to Meru County Teaching and Referral Hospital road.
The Campus was established in 1979 as a School of Nursing and was mandated to train Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing (pre-service certificate) course. In 1987, the need for expansion arose and another School of Medical Engineering was established to train technicians for maintenance of medical equipment.
Initially the two schools operated independently and were drawing funds from the Ministry of Health.
Following the enactment of the Act of Parliament for KMTC, the two schools were merged in 1993 with the aim of cutting down the operational costs thus the formation of KMTC – Meru Campus.
In 1999, the Nursing department was upgraded to train Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) and the pre-service certificate course was phased- out. The department also admitted Enrolled Nurses (In-Service Certificate holders) to train and upgrade to diploma level.
In September 2006, Clinical Medicine and Surgery was introduced and in September 2008, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences was started.
Programmes and Courses currently offered: –
- Certificate in Medical Engineering Technology (CMET)
- Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
- Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
- Diploma in Medical laboratory sciences.
We are looking forward to expand our infrastructure and introduce more market- oriented courses like:
- Diploma in Pharmacy
- Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse (Psychiatry)
- Diploma Community Oral Health
- Diploma in Medical Engineering (Upgrading)
- Higher Diploma – Kenya Registered Nurse Anesthetic (KRNA)
- Critical Care
- Certificate in Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing
- Kanyakine Sub County Hospital
- Nkubu Mission Hospital
- Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Kangeta Health Center
- MBeu Health Center
- Ruiri Health Center
- Ruiri Mission Hospital
- Nyambene Hospital
- Maua Methodist Hospital
- Library Service and computer lab
The institution has a library that is fully furnished with a wide-range of textbooks and other materials for references. A well-equipped computer lab supplements this with efficient internet connectivity that enables students and lecturers to access additional information in teaching and learning.
The Campus has a 51-seater bus and a double cabin that are always available to aid in the transportation of both students and staff.
- Bio-Medical Engineering workshops
Practical skills being core in the development of competent health professionals, our students get these skills from their respective department’s workshops namely: electronics, mechanical, clinical, electrical and Hospital Systems at Meru Teaching & Referral Hospital.
- Skills lab
Practical demonstrations and skills for Nursing and Clinical Medicine students is acquired from Campus skills lab and the Meru Teaching & Referral Hospital. Clinical experience centers for Rural and District experiences are selected carefully based on availability of training facilities, clinical instructors and at the students’ convenience.
- Medical laboratory
Practical skills for medical laboratory students are acquired from the department’s laboratory and the Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital. Clinical experience centers for Rural and District experience are selected carefully based on availability of training facilities, clinical instructors and the students’ convenience.
- Campus clinic
With the health of both students and staff being of great concern to us, the campus has a clinic that is strategically placed, manned by competent staff and stocked with drugs for treatment of minor ailments.
- Classrooms and staff offices
Currently, the Campus has 11 classrooms each with students sitting capacity of about 50. The College also intends to construct more classrooms, staff offices including ultra- modern library cum Information Resource Centre. There are 35 staff offices.
- Students hostel
The Campus has modern hostel blocks for students.
- Students’ population
Currently, the Campus has a student population of 824 students.
- Clubs, Societies and Sports
Meru Campus participates in basketball in which ladies basketball team won the National Cup in 2014, Rugby 7’s and 14’s up to National level. For table tennis they participated in the national finals, netball, volleyball, football, badminton, handball and darts.
The Campus has the following registered clubs: Christian Union (CU), Muslim Association (MA), Seventh Day Adventist (SDA), and Young Christian Students (YCS).
Campus contact information: –
KMTC Meru Campus
P.O. Box 1484-60200
How to Apply for KMTC Courses 2021/2022
We welcome your application
Thank you for your interest in the Kenya Medical Training College. We are happy that you are looking closely at the exciting opportunities available here in KMTC.
KMTC seeks to enrol and graduate applicants who will develop and grow educationally and personally and will contribute to the College community, and the broader society.
To that end, the role of the Admissions and Records Office is to recruit, admit, and encourage enrolment of applicants who are spiritually mature, academically excellent, accomplished in extra-curricular endeavours, and broadly diverse through individualized review and professional judgment.
All applications are ONLINE from the application portal on this website www.kmtc.ac.ke.
The prospective candidates apply for admission into courses for each academic year for Regular or Parallel Category.
The Regular category have subsidized fee with optional accommodation but no choice for campus while the parallel category have non subsidized fee, no accommodation option but have option for campuses choice in more than sixty five (65) campuses situated in different parts of the country depending on the courses.
- Prospective candidates are expected to visit the applicants’ portal, read the advertisement to know the various courses and their specific entry requirements.
- Candidates interested in making an application are advised to READ the application guidelines (preservice/Inservice) available on the application portal
- Candidates are advised to follow the steps carefully given in the application guideline to the end to be sure of application success.
- Take note that the application period has timelines as stipulated on the advertisement please observe them