Medical Schools in Nigeria: The full list

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A medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. These medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBChB, BMBS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Many medical schools offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D), Master’s degree (M.Sc), a physician assistant program, or other post-secondary education.

Medical schools also carry out medical research and have functioning teaching hospitals.

Medical Schools in Nigeria: The full list

Requirements to Study Medicine in Nigeria 

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Medicine and Surgery program at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have: ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements stated above. 

How long does it take to study Medicine in Nigeria

In Nigeria, it takes six years to study medicine (UTME students). This is in the event that there is no strike or incident that can cause a break in the academic calendar. It takes a minimum of five years for students who are admitted on the basis of direct entry. After this, the individual will go on to complete 3-7 years of residency training before they are eligible for medical licensing.

 Over time, many Nigerians have come to think that Nigerian tertiary institutions cannot provide them with standard education even in the area of medicine. However, after a critical analysis of Nigerian medical schools, you will see that Nigerian Universities who offer medicine as a course make sure to be well equipped so as to meet the standard.

Although in Nigeria just as all over the world, criteria, structure, teaching methodology, and nature of medical programs offered at medical schools vary considerably. 

Medical schools in Nigeria are often highly competitive, using standardized entrance examinations to narrow the selection criteria for neurosurgery candidates

Below is a list of all accredited Medical schools in Nigeria, with the quota allocated to each of them for both medical and dental students.  If you wish to study medicine in Nigeria, you can select which of the medical schools suits your preference, also, don’t forget to check medresidency.com, to get more valuable information on pursuing a medical career.

List of Accredited Medical Schools in Nigeria

Name of Institution

Medical Students Quota

Dental Students Quota

  •   College of Health Sciences, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State with a quota of 

75 students

  •     College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom with a quota of 

50 students

  •   College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi, Anambra State with a quota of 100 students
  •   College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State with a quota of 

150    Medicine students and 15 dental students

50 students

  •   College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Ebonyi State with a quota of 100 medicine students
  •   College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State with a quota of 100 medical students and 25 dental students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State with a quota of 50 medicine students
  •   College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State with a quota of 50 medicine students
  •   College of Medicine, Enugu State, University of Science and Technology, Enugu State with a quota of 150 medical students and 15 dental students
  •   College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Ozara-Ituku, Enugu Campus, Enugu State.

with a quota of 50 medical students

  •   College of Medicine, Imo State University Owerri, Imo State with a quota of 50 medical students
  •   Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State with a quota of 120 medical students
  •   Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University Kano, Kano State with a quota of 100 medical students
  •   College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Kwara State with a quota of 150 medical students
  •   College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos State with a quota of 150 medical students and 40 dental students
  •   College of Medicine, Lagos State University (LASUTH) Ikeja, Lagos State with a quota of 100 medical students and 10 for dental students
  •   Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye, Ogun State with a quota of 75 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State with a quota of 100 medical students and 25 dental students
  •   College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State with a quota of 180 medical students and 30 dental students
  •   Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State with a quota of 150 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Madonna University Elele, Rivers State with a quota of 50 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, University of Port- Harcourt, Rivers State with a quota of 100 medical students and 15 dental students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, Sokoto State with a quota of 100 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Osun State with a quota of 75 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State with a quota of 50 medical students

Partially Accredited Medical Schools

S.No

Name of Institution

Medical Students Quota

Dental Students Quota

  •   College of Health Sciences, Benue State University Makurdi, Benue State with a quota of 50 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences, Bingham University Karu, Nasarawa State with a quota of 

50 medical students

  •   College of Health Sciences, Bowen University Iwo with a quota of 50 medical students
  •   College of Medical Sciences, Anambra State University Uli, Anambra State with a quota of 50 medical students
  •   College of Health Sciences Babcock University Ilishan Remo, Ogun State with a quota of 50 medical students

Private Medical Schools in Nigeria

College of Medicine, Afe Babalola University

College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at Babcock University

College of Medicine at Babcock University

College of Medicine and Surgery at Bingham University

College of Medicine, Bowen University

College of Medicine and Health Science in Gregory University

School of Medicine, Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO)

College of Medicine, Madonna University, Elele




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