To qualify to practice as a medical doctor in Nigeria, you have to attend a medical school. However,there are so many medical schools in Nigeria that it can become really difficult to choose a very good one to attend.
It is very important to select a medical school carefully. This is one of the most important decisions you would ever make and it is very important to do it with care, precision and armed with the relevant facts and figures because really, all medical schools are not created equal.
To take care of the facts and figures aspect, we have decided to provide you with detailed information on the best medical schools in Nigeria to help you make an informed decision.
Almost every university in Nigeria offers medicine and surgery as an accredited course but if you want to be able to compete with your colleagues on the international scene and be a very good doctor, these are the medical schools that are likely to help you achieve that.
1. University of Ibadan
University of Ibadan has one of the largest college hospitals in Nigeria. It is a popular saying amongst Nigerians that if an ailment cannot be treated or managed in UCH, then it can’t be cured anywhere else in Nigeria.
In UCH, you would find a lot of medical cases and ailments that you may never find anywhere else in Nigeria. I guess you already know what that does for your career as a medical doctor.
2. Obafemi Awolowo University
Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, is another very good place to study medicine in Nigeria especially in the South-West. OAU also has a very attractive college hospital with dozens of medical cases and ailments.
3. Ahmadu Bello UniversityZaria (ABU)
If you are in the North, then ABU is the best place to study medicine in the Northern area of Nigeria as no other medical school in Northern Nigeria can compete with ABU in terms of its facilities, structures, brilliance and dedication of its lecturers.
4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
As with others, UNILAG’s college of medicine is divided into three faculties; The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences and the Faculty of Dental Sciences.
UNILAG has been in existence since 1962 and has turned out tens of thousands ofgraduates over its 52 years of existence.
5. Lagos State University
Lagos State University (LASU) also has a very impressive College of Medicine and a teaching hospital.
6. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
On the eastern end of Nigeria, we have the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. UNN is a Federal Government owned University and has a lot of facilities for effective tutoring of its medical students.
7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
This is another medical college that has been in existence for several decades and has earned its spot on the list of the best medical colleges in Nigeria.
UNIBEN has turned out a good number of medical doctors over the years most of whom are doing impressively well in the medical industry today.
8. University of Ilorin
UNILORIN has good facilities for studying medicine. One attractive thing about studying medicine in UNILORIN is the fact that it has a fast paced educational system and doesn’t go on strike like other government-owned universities, making it possible to finish your medical program in record time.
9. Delta State University
Delta State University is also one of the most interesting schools to study medicine in Nigeria.
10. Niger Delta University
Although a relatively new college of medicine compared to all the other schools on this list, NDU has done well since its inception and has proved that it can hold its own as one of the best places to study medicine in Nigeria. Niger Delta University is based in Bayelsa State.