See How Many Years It Takes To Study Medicine in Nigeria

Do you want to know how many years it takes to study medicine in a Nigerian University? Then read on, this would be unveiled to you in this article. Before then, let look at the concept medicine.

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According to Wikipedia, Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.

In Nigeria, this is one of the hottest courses on campus. Yearly, a lot of applicants choose this course. Due to the competitive nature of the course, only a small portion of these applicants finally get admitted to study the course.

How Many Years Does It Takes To Study Medicine in Nigeria?

For those that get admitted, it takes 6 years of studies to get certified as a medical doctor. Over these six years period, the student is taught a lot to get him/her equipped with the required knowledge and skills to be medical doctor. For most, this is usually a difficult task as not all of them make it to the final stage. Aside these, hardly would a student spend just 6 years without strike adding to it. However, 6 tend to be the official minimum.

Schools Offering Medicine And Surgery In Nigeria

The list below contains names of schools offering Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria.

  1. University Of Benin, Benin City
  2. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  5. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  6. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  7. University Of Port-Harcourt
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. University Of Lagos
  10. University Of Jos, Jos
  11. University Of Maiduguri
  12. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  13. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  14. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  15. University Of Uyo
  16. Delta State University, Abraka
  17. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  18. Benue State University, Makurdi
  19. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  20. Imo State University, Owerri
  21. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  22. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  23. Gombe State University, Gombe
  24. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  25. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  26. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  27. Abia State University, Uturu
  28. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  29. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  30. Anambra State University, Uli
  31. Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences, Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State
  32. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  33. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  34. Osun State University, Osogbo
  35. Bowen University, Iwo
  36. Bingham University, Karu
  37. Madonna University, Okija
  38. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  39. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

Requirements For Studying Medicine

First, before a student can apply to study medicine, he/she is expected to have completed his/her secondary education and have a minimum of 5 credits including Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

With the above, you’re set to sit for the JAMB UTME examination. The subject combination includes English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The student sitting for the exams is expected to score higher that students applying for other courses due to the extreme competitiveness of the course.

Cut Off Mark to Study Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria Universities

It is important to know these because cut off mark to study medicine varies depending on the university of choice.

Cut off mark to study medicine and surgery in different universities in Nigeria.

Since medicine and surgery is a professional course, it is not surprising that the general JAMB cut off for medicine is always pegged at 200 up wards.

Universities offering medicine normally allow students who scored 250 and above to write POST UTME due to the competitive nature of the course.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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