List of Private Medical Schools in Nigeria

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Some people don’t even know that private medical schools exist. As a result, many have spent years trying to get into the government-owned schools.

In this post, we have put together a list of private medical schools in the country.

But first, just in case you don’t know what it entails to study Medicine at the tertiary institution, here are the details.

Generally, the program, Medicine and Surgery is offered by the College or Faculty of Medicine. It comprising courses which the students have to pass prior to earning the much-coveted MBBS degree.

The curriculum spans six academic years and is divided into three stages. First, there is the pre-medical stage which is essentially natural and pure science-based. The next stage is the pre-clinical stage in which the basic medical science courses are taught. And the final stage is the clinical stage in which the courses focus on the nature of diseases with the systematic instructions in medicine.

List of Private Medical Schools in Nigeria

list of private medical schools in nigeria

Now that you know what Medicine and Medical school entails, below is our list of private medical schools in the country.

College of Medicine, Afe Babalola University

This institution was established in 2009 and it has one of the best private medical schools in the country.

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences was set up with the goals of producing doctors that are able to function effectively as general practitioners (able to deal with common health conditions that are presented in general health care settings), empowered to appreciate and utilize opportunities for self-learning and professional development, sufficiently prepared and motivated for the possibility of specialist and academic postgraduate training.

Also, the College has separate departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology. The centre features a well-stocked library with up to date books and journals in the library for both basic medical sciences and clinical sciences.

Additionally, there are also two E-learning libraries with 150 sitting capacity each with access to large numbers of books and journals.

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The medical programs offered by the University include the following:

  • BSc Anatomy
  • BSc Physiology
  • MBBS (Medicine and Surgery)
  • BSc (Nursing)
  • MLS (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • Sc (Human Nutrition & Dietetics)

All these programs have the accreditation of NUC and MLSCN.

College of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Babcock University

Babcock has one of the first private medical schools in Nigeria which is the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine. The College of Health and Medical Sciences consists of the following departments:

  • Department | Degree Offered
  • Department of Anatomy | B.Sc. (Hons) Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology | B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry | B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry
  • Department of Nutrition & Dietetics | B Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

The admission requirement into the MBBS Medicine and Surgery (6-year Program) which requires 5 credits (in one sitting) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

College of Medicine and Surgery in Bingham University

Bingham University is another private university with a College of Medicine.

The Medicine and Surgery program is a Bachelor Degree program and the admission requirements are highlighted below:

Five WASSCE Credit Passes In English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry And Biology. Also, you need a high score in UTME and the UTME Subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Biology

If you choose to grow to the direct entry route, you need ‘A’ Level Passes In Physics, Chemistry And Biology Or Zoology in addition to the UTME Requirements

The Medical School also offers B.Sc. Anatomy and B.Sc. Physiology programs.

College of Medicine, Bowen University

Bowen University is located in Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria. The University has a Department of Medicine in the same vicinity and it is accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

The institution also offers training in the Department of Family Medicine for postgraduate students and this department is fully accredited by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

College of Medicine and Health Science, Gregory University

Established in 2012, Gregory University is a private university is located in Uturu, Abia State in Nigeria.

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The university offers a MBBS degree alongside other medical courses. Below is a list of the medical programmes:

  • MBBS Medicine & Surgery (6 years)
  • BSc Human Anatomy (4 years)
  • BSc Human Physiology (4 years)
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry (4 years)

School of Medicine at Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO)

Igbinedion University is one of the first private institutions in the country. The university is located in Okada city, Edo state.

Since 1999, the medical school of the university has produced over 1,500 medical doctors. The College of Health Sciences is the most popular department of the institution. In addition to its MBBS program, the school provides degree programmes in:

  • Anatomy – B.Sc,
  • Basic medical science – B.Sc,
  • Biochemistry – B.Sc,
  • Medical laboratory science – BMLS,
  • Nursing science – B.NSc,
  • Physiology – B.Sc

College of Medicine at Madonna University, Elele

The medical school at Madonna University was established in October 2001 with three departments; Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Physiology.

The school was established to train undergraduate medical students in pre-clinical, and prepare them for their future training in clinical medicine.

Since inception, the medical school has enjoyed a steady increase in staff, facilities, student’s enrolment and graduate output. The faculty graduated its first batch of graduates in 2009.

There is also a faculty of Basic Medical Science which include the following departments:

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry

The Faculty of Medicine includes the Department of Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology/Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Community Medicine & Primary Health Care, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery and Radiography

The Faculty works to provide students with a balanced foundation of a professional platform to prepare high educated medical doctors. As expected, the curriculum has three stages: the pre-medical stage (pure science-based), the pre-clinical stage (basic medical science courses) and the clinical stage (the study of the nature of diseases).


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