he national distribution of the KMTC campuses in the country amplifies the government's determination to take health services closer to Kenyans.
The unique location of the Colleges in urban and rural settings, and the exchange programmes encouraged towards qualification, gives our students the much-needed exposure to all the Kenya settings.
The 56 constituent colleges of the expansive institution - spread throughout the country as far as Lodwar and Garissa, Loitoktok and Kisumu - ensures decentralization of health services to the community.
The close proximity of these colleges to government hospitals gives them an edge over all other health training facilities in Kenya and in the African continent.
Kisumu Medical Training College opened its door as a formal training institution for nurses in 1953.In those early years, it catered for a total of about forty five students out of whom less than ten qualified in a year. The institution has expanded over the years to having more than 700 students with an annual output 300 trained manpower. Presently, Kisumu Medical Training College is one of the largest provincial Training Institutions in the country. It has two campuses (the upper campus and the lower campus) and six departments namely:
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Clinical Medicine
- Medical Imaging Sciences
- The Business Unit – offers a course in Higher Diploma in Community Health and H.I.V AIDS care.
Kisumu Medical Training College upper campus is located at Kondele on Kisumu-Kakamega road and is approximately two kilometers from Kisumu town. The lower campus is based at Kisumu District Hospital just opposite Jomo- Kenyatta sports ground.
- Diploma in Community Health Nursing
- Diploma in Clinical Medicine
- Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
- Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
- Higher Diploma in community Health and H.I.V AIDS care
Clubs and sports
Kisumu Medical Training College participates in sports annually. The College participates in the Zonal, Regional and National sports competitions. The sports that the College participates in include: Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Darts, Long Tennis, Scrabble, Chess, Table Tennis, Badminton and Draughts. Kisumu Medical Training College has been a champion in Men's Basketball at the National Level. This was in the year 2009 in Mombasa.
Housing and dining
Kisumu Medical Training College has two accommodation units for students. The upper campus accommodates female students. It has 192 rooms with a bed capacity of 382.The lower campus on the other hand accommodates male students. It has 86 rooms with a total bed capacity of 254.
There is also a kitchen and dining hall in both the upper and lower campuses where students' meet