Studying Medicine in Nigeria
Are you planning on studying medicine in Nigeria or it’s related courses?
There are certain things you should know before diving into that pool. One of the many things to consider before selecting any of the 40 universities that offer this course is “just how good is the school” ?
Before we dive in to the five top medical schools in Nigeria, let’s look at a few things about the course generally.
Branches of Medicine
For most people, once they hear that a person is studying medicine they assume that the person is studying to become a practicing doctor.
While this is true, it’s not entirely accurate. Medicine is grouped into clinical sciences and basic medical sciences and there’s also pharmacy too.
Let’s take a look at these groups
The faculty of clinical sciences includes medicine and surgery, radiology (radiography), paediatric and child health, dentistry, gynaecology and everything that involves the practices of the knowledge of medicine to solve health problems. These courses are professional courses and usually take longer than the regular four years of university.
Basic medical sciences
Just like the name, courses offered in this faculty brings basic insight to medicine. These courses offer knowledge but not the practice. The courses include: Anatomy and physiology, Biochemistry, Nursing sciences, medical laboratory science and everything that involves the knowledge.
These courses usually do not exceed four years, but it may differ by university.
Have you ever wondered why pharmacy is a faculty on its own? That’s because they have several branches revolving around them.
Courses offered in this faculty includes, pharmacy, pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Toxicology.
Now back to where we were going, the top 10 Medical Universities in Nigeria.
Top 5 Medical Universities in Nigeria
University of Ibadan (UI)
University of Ibadan is one of the best Universities to study medicine in the Nigeria. Her medical students are known for doing exceptionally well in their field of study.
The university has a renowned teaching hospital equipped with top notch facilities.
The university also holds records of having one of the toughest cases brought in yearly.
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
OAU is a very great place to study medicine in Nigeria. The university has a team of dedicated lecturers and international standard facilities to aid learning.
They also have a very good teaching hospital which is one of the best in the Country.
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
ABU will continue to remain the best medical university in the country. With top notch equipments and facilities to aid learning, ABU is also a university to consider as you plan on studying medicine in a Nigerian University.
University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Unilag is known for several things. This is a university that holds a record of having the best sets of medical students and practitioners in the Country.
From the records, this is one school you should consider to select. The college of medicine has an array of equipments and facilities that will help your learning.
Lagos State University (LASU)
The school has a strong teaching body, great equipments and facilities and a very active college of medicine.
You should also consider this school in your choice of universities.
Other great schools include
UNN – University of Nigeria, Nsukka
UNIBEN – University Of Benin
UNILORIN – University Of Ilorin
DELSU – Delta State University
Niger Delta University (NDU)
So there you have the list of 10 top medical schools in NIgeria.
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