Nigeria, regarded as the giant of Africa, is home to a lot of brilliant physicians, surgeons, and other medical personnel. Nigerians excel in the medical field and a lot of them are found in this area all around the globe.
Apart from this, medical practice and advancement in Nigeria is progressing and leads its West African counterparts in many areas. Nigeria is a regional hub for medicine in the area, and apart from this, houses a number of university medical colleges which are saving lives every day.
Many eager students wish to study medicine at the university because they want to save lives and make a difference. In addition to this, medicine is an honorable profession. Doctors are always comfortable, earning a comfortable living even though few of them call themselves rich.
These prospects play a major part in students’ choice of universities. Hence, it is very important to choose a top medical school in the country- not all of them are created equal. Almost all Nigerian universities offer medicine and surgery as an accredited course but these are the medical schools you should consider if you want to be able to compete on the global scale or become a very good doctor.
University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan owns the University College Hospital (UCH) which is one of the largest medical colleges in Nigeria. The facility spans hundreds of acres and is equipped with facilities to facilitate learning. It is said that if an ailment cannot be cured in UCH, it cannot be cured anywhere else in Nigeria. The hospital gets lots of ailments that can’t be treated in other areas of the country.
University of Lagos
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is known nationwide for offering many of the best medical courses in Nigeria. The varsity has a faculty of medical sciences, a faculty of clinical sciences as well as a faculty of dental sciences. Located in the middle of Nigeria’s busy e-commerce centre, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), treats many diverse ailments from Lagos and its environs.
Obafemi Awolowo University
OAU is the home of OAU Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC for short) and is another leading university college hospital in the country. OAUTHC covers a large land area. It is home to many brilliant minds and has been churning out brilliant medical doctors for ages on a consistent basis. The medical aid here is also of a great quality. Many diverse ailments are referred to OAUTHC from all over the country.
This helps one’s medical career a great deal.
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
ABU is the medical hub for northern Nigeria. If you’re from the north ABU should be one of your top options if you want to study medicine. ABU’s Teaching Hospital has a number of impressive facilities and equipment as well as eye-catching structures that make it to stand tall above others.
Furthermore, the institution is staffed with dedicated and experienced lecturers to give you a fantastic medical learning experience.
Lagos State University
LASU has carved a niche for itself when it concerns medical practice and professionalism. The university’s college hospital- Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), is popular for the many breakthroughs it records.
Recently, LASUTH set up a local team capable of undertaking open heart surgeries in the hospital in a bid to reduce cases of Nigerians travelling abroad for treatments.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
UNN is another top university with a bubbling medical college. Apart from its teaching hospital (UNTH), there’s also a Veterinary Teaching Hospital which caters for pets and other animals.
Just like ABU, UNN is another university acting as a regional hub in eastern Nigeria.
University of Benin
UNIBEN’s Teaching Hospital has specialists and qualified doctors working around the clock. Armed with the best equipment and facilities, the health institution deals with a variety of specialties and serves the majority of persons in Benin and other nearby cities.
Recently, the hospital performed the first ever stem cell transplant in Nigeria.
University of Ilorin
Not to be outdone, the University of Ilorin also boasts of nice facilities and structures for its medical students. A huge plus is that the school runs on a tight schedule, so students tend to graduate on time when compared to their mates at other varsities.
Delta State University
DELSU is favored by many students aspiring to study medicine in the south south. The DELSU teaching hospital is renowned is almost every area of adult education. It also has a high ranking for other specialties including radiology, community health, urology, psychiatry, surgery.
Niger Delta University
NDU is located in Bayelsa state. It has a sought after medical college and is one of the best at the moment.