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Ten Best Universities To Study Medicine And Surgery In Nigeria

Ten Best Universities To Study Medicine And Surgery In Niger

For many Nigerians, the medical profession is one of the best, this is why many parents or guardians want their children or wards to study the course.

However, it is one thing to want our children to study medicine and it is another thing to have them study the medical course at an outstanding and reputable university. 

Therefore, it is important to pick the correct university if you want to study medicine and surgery.

Our list of the top ten best universities to study Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria is in no particular order.

1. College Of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU, Zaria)

ABU, Zaria.

In Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University is among the top institutions to study medicine, surgery, and other fields of medicine. 

This reputable institution was founded in 1962 and has two campuses: Kongo in Zaria and Samaru, which serves as the main campus.

The College of Medicine, founded in 1970, excels at imparting fundamental medical knowledge to its students.

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), one of the biggest teaching hospitals, also serves as a training ground for medical students.

The College of Medicine has two faculties namely:

Basic Medical Science

Clinical Science.

JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery in Ahmadu Bello University is 250 above.


2. College Of Health Sciences, Delta State University (DELSU)

DELSU, Delta State.

Having been founded in 1992, Delta State University is one of the institutions in Nigeria that offers high-quality training in medicine and surgery.

Due to its track record of success, the College of Health Sciences has been accorded the privilege of teaching medicine and surgery.

It consists of three faculties, namely:

Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Family Medicine and Anatomy
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Additionally, Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) is one of the newest teaching hospitals with top-notch medically efficient equipment.

As a result, Delta State University is regarded as one of Nigeria's top 10 medical universities.

The minimum JAMB score required for medical and surgical programs at Delta State University is 240.

3. College Of Medicine, University Of Benin (UNIBEN)

UNIBEN, Benin.

Benin City is home to the 1970-founded University of Benin. Among the institutions in Nigeria, the university also provides medicine and surgery to aspirant students.

The 1973-founded College of Medical Science provides top-notch medical education and grants professional degrees in both medicine and surgery.

Built in 1973, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) offers secondary and tertiary medical services to the neighbourhood and the entire nation.

Additionally, the teaching hospital provides university medical students with adequate clinical training.

The College of Medical Science consists of three schools, namely:

School of Medicine
Basic Medical Science

The JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at the University of Benin is 240 and above. 


4. College Of Medicine, University Of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The prestigious University of Ibadan was founded in 1948 and is one of the first five institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, along with the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Amadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, and the University of Lagos, which collectively make up the first generation of institutions.

As a result, UI is now both one of Nigeria's top universities and the country's oldest institution of higher learning that grants degrees.

Being one of the first faculties established when the university was founded in 1948, the UI College of Medicine, which is recognized as one of the best medical schools in Nigeria, offers students a good quality education in medicine and surgery.

The institution also takes great pride in the renowned institution College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, which was founded in 1952. 

One of the top teaching hospitals in Nigeria, UCH Ibadan has more than 800 beds spaces and is equipped with skilled medical staff and cutting-edge medical technology.

As a result, the University of Ibadan can rank among Nigeria's top 10 medical schools.

The UCH is where College of Medicine medical students finish their clinical training. 

The College of Medicine consists of four faculties which are:

Clinical Science
Basic Medical Science
Public Health

Meanwhile, the JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at the University of Ibadan is 260 and above.


5. College Of Medicine, University Of Lagos (UNILAG)

UNILAG, Lagos.

In 1983, Lagos State University (LASU), located in Ojo, Ikeja, Lagos State, was founded to advance academic achievement.

One of Nigeria's fastest-growing medical schools is its College of Medicine, which was founded in 1999.

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital is also one of the top teaching hospitals in West Africa in terms of having highly trained staff who provide high-quality medical care while utilizing cutting-edge medical technology.

The College is located within the structure of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The College has three faculties, which are;

Basic Clinical Science,
Basic Medical Science, and
Clinical Science.

The JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at Lagos State University is 260 above.


6. College Of Health Science, University Of Ilorin (Unilorin)

University of Ilorin.

One of Nigeria's second-generation universities is the prestigious Better By Far University, which is located in Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, on more than 5000 hectares of land.

The three colleges of art, science, and education were included when the University of Ilorin was founded in 1975.

The College of Health Science (COHS) has also been given the distinction of being one of Nigeria's top since it employs professionals who provide medical students with high-quality instruction.

Additionally, the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), the school's teaching hospital, is among the best in the nation with cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and seasoned medical professionals who prepare medical students for their clinical rotations.

The UITH, together with the COHS is located at Oke-Ose, Ilorin, Kwara State.

The College of Health Science consists of two faculties which are:

Basic Medical Science
Clinical Science.

The JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at the University of Ilorin is 260 and above


7. Lagos State University College Of Medicine (LASUCOM)

Lagos State University.

The University of Lagos, one of Nigeria's first five universities and one of the best universities in the nation, was established in 1962 and is situated in Akoka-Yaba, Lagos.

The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration made up the university's original three faculties. Today, there are nine faculties within the university.

The college of medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) came into being also in 1962 when the university came to be. 

The College of Medicine is a hub for teaching, research, and service and is situated in Surulere, Lagos State.

The College is where medical students and other allied health professionals receive their training.

Due to the presence of outstanding scholars who impart significant medical knowledge to students, the college has also experienced tremendous success.

Additionally, the College of Medicine is affiliated with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), which is situated in Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State.

The College of Medicine primarily teaches students on a theoretical level, whereas LUTH gives students practical training through clinical experiences and internships.

The CMUL has four departments which are;

Clinical Sciences
Basic Medical Sciences
Dental sciences
Institute of Child Health.

The JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at the University of Lagos is 270 and above


8. College Of Medical Science, University Of Jos (UniJos)

University of Jos.
This outstanding centre for learning features top-notch infrastructure and an ideal setting for teaching and learning about medicine and surgery.

The University of Ibadan's satellite campus served as the foundation for the school until 1971.

The College of Medical Science is also one of the most well-known medical schools in the nation since it makes sure to give its students the best possible medical education.

Additionally, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), the university's teaching hospital, is among the best in the nation and maintains a level of excellence that is comparable to that of foreign medical institutions.

The university is one of Nigeria's top 10 medical schools as a result of this.

The University of Jos's JAMB cut-off score for medical and surgical programs is 250 or higher.

9. College Of Medicine, University Of Nigeria (UNN, Nsukka)

University of Nigeria.

Dr Nnamdi Azikwe, then-Governor-General of Nigeria, founded the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State, in 1955.

On October 7, 1960, the university was formally inaugurated to begin academic operations.

The first indigenous and autonomous university in Nigeria, this imposing bastion of learning is renowned for its reputed academic prowess.

The University of Nigeria's College of Medicine was founded in 1982 and is situated in Ituku-Ozala, Enugu State.

The college has developed into one of Nigeria's top medical schools since it was founded.

Additionally, one of the best and busiest hospitals in the nation is the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH). 

Before receiving their MB: BS degree, medical students must finish their clinical years of study in this area.

At the University of Nigeria, Nsukka the minimum JAMB score for medicine and surgery is 290 or higher.

10. College Of Health Science, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

Osun State's Ile-Ife is home to the federal institution known as Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). it is one of the first universities in Nigeria founded in 1961.

It was once known as the University of Ife until 1987, when Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first premier of Nigeria's Western Region, whose mind conceptualized the university, was given his name.

The College of Health Science (CHS) was founded in 1971 and officially opened its doors in 1972.

The college is also credited with being among the best in Nigeria as a result of the ardent leaders' love and dedication to raising it to a high standard.

The Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), which offers top-notch clinical experiences and education to medical students, is also among the best university teaching hospitals in the nation.

The College of Health Science currently has four faculties, viz:

Basic Medical Science
Clinical Science
Public Health
Faculty of Dentistry.

The JAMB cut-off mark for medicine and surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University is 270 and above. 

It is noteworthy to state that this ranking takes into account factors including accreditation, academic excellence, lecturer's calibre, research possibilities, and opportunities for hands-on training. 

Additionally, we considered aspects like graduate employment rates, student contentment, and the universities general standing.

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