Top 10 Best Universities In Nigeria For Medicine [2019]

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These days almost all young university aspirants from the science class have one common dream and that’s is becoming a doctor. These dreams can almost never come to reality without attending a good university in Nigeria or abroad. This post will be about the best universities in Nigeria for medicine & surgery.

The medical profession or other medical related professions are some of the professions with extremely high rates of employment in Nigeria.

Gone are those days where Nigeria was an underrated country in the medical industry as these days, most Nigerian universities have proven have some of the best medical schools in Africa and the world at large.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the best medical schools in Nigeria and their host universities in the country.

These schools of medicine which will be listed in this post are graded by their facilities, graduates, school fees, and general condition of learning in their host universities.

Top 10 Best Universities In Nigeria For Medicine & Surgery

Below is a complete list of the best universities in Nigeria for medicine and surgery. We’ll also be talking about the various faculties and courses offered in the college of medicine for each university.

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1. College Of Medicine, University Of Ibadan [UI]

Currently, the University of Ibadan is rated as the best university to study medicine in Nigeria. This university is also ranked the best university in Nigeria and one of the top universities on the African continent.

The University of Ibadan is located in Ibadan, Oyo state South-Western Nigeria and is also known for producing high-quality graduates in Medicine and other medicine-related courses in Nigeria.

The famous University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan which is one of the best medical colleges in Nigeria is also owned and managed by this university. The teaching hospital spans across large acres of land in Ibadan and currently has some of the best medical facilities in Nigeria.

Medicine and surgery as a course in this university are relatively hard to get into because of many candidates which apply there yearly.

The college of medicine at the University of Ibadan also boasts of 4 sub faculties and these faculties include:

  • Faculty of basic medical sciences
  • Faculty of clinical sciences
  • Faculty of dentistry
  • Faculty of public health
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UNILAG

2. College Of Medicine, University Of Lagos [UNILAG]

Hardly will you see any list of the best universities in Nigeria for various courses and you won’t find the prestigious University of Lagos(UNILAG) there.

The college of medicine at the University of Lagos is known for producing some of the best doctors and graduates of various medical related courses in Nigeria.

Located in one of the busiest states in Nigeria – Lagos, UNILAG also has one of the best teaching hospitals in Nigeria – the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital which takes care of patients with different ailments in Nigeria and also helps in teaching young undergraduates of Medicine.

The college of medicine at the University of Lagos also boasts of 3 sub faculties namely:

  • Faculty of basic medical science
  • Faculty of clinical sciences
  • Faculty of dental sciences

UNILAG is currently the 3rd on our list of the best universities in Nigeria for medicine and surgery.

3. College Of Health Sciences, University Of Ilorin [UNILORIN]

Even as the University of Ilorin is a hard university to get into in Nigeria, it is still one of the best universities in Nigeria for medicine and surgery and other medical related courses.

UNILORIN is known for tight academic schedules for students and they also rarely go on strike. The university also boasts of very nice facilities and a conducive environment to study for medical students and other students to study.

Due to various academic activities going on there daily, UNILORIN produces some of the best graduates of medicine and surgery in Nigeria.

The College of Health Sciences, UNILORIN started as the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Ilorin in 1977 and since then, it has evolved to be one of the best colleges of medicine in the country.

The college of health sciences at the University of Ilorin also boasts of 2 sub faculties which are namely:

  • Faculty of basic medical science
  • Faculty of clinical science

4. College Of Health Science, Obafemi Awolowo University [OAU]

Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) is also one of the best universities in Nigeria for medicine. OAU is home to the popular Obafemi Awolowo university teaching hospital which is also among the top 10 teaching hospitals in Nigeria.

OAU is also known for highly employable graduates of medicine and other medical related courses in Nigeria. The college of health sciences in OAU is considered to be the most competitive faculty at the university because of the highly competitive and student-centered curricula they offer.

The college of health sciences at Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) also boasts of 4 sub faculties which are namely:

  • Faculty of basic medical science
  • Faculty of clinical sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Institute of public health

5. Faculty Of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University [ABU]

Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) is one of the oldest universities in the Nigerian higher education system and is also one of the best universities in Nigeria for Medicine, medicine & surgery and other medical related courses.

Located in North-Western Nigeria, ABU is a university which boasts of the best facilities in Nigeria and is also(reportedly) the most funded public institution in Nigeria.

ABU is also home to one of the best teaching hospitals in Nigeria – Ahmadu Bello University teaching hospital and this hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in Northern Nigeria.

The faculty of medicine in ABU Zaria is one of the largest faculties at this university with a total of 17 departments. So if you’re a northerner reading this post this university should be your best bet as it is considered the best in Northern Nigeria.

6. College Of Medicine, University Of Nigeria [UNN]

The college of medicine at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is considered one of the best schools of medicine in Nigeria since it’s inception to date.

This university also boasts of an ever-busy teaching hospital – University of Nigeria teaching hospital, Nsukka and also is the first and only university(as at the time of writing this post) that has a Veterinary Teaching Hospital which caters for pets and other animals in Nigeria.

The college of health sciences at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka also boasts of 3 sub faculties and a total of 20 department and sub-departments. These faculties include:

  • Faculty of medical science
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of health science and technology

7. College Of Medicine, Lagos State University [LASU]

Lagos State University also has its own College of medicine which is considered one of the best medical schools in Nigeria for 2019. It is known for producing some of the best doctors in Lagos State and Nigeria as a country.

The college of medicine, LASU also has some other sub-faculties which are the faculty of basic medical science, faculty of clinical services and the faculty of Dentistry.

LASU is also home to one of the ever busy teaching hospitals in Lagos State – Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) which is known to have revived many awards and breakthrough because of top-notch health services which they provide.

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UNIBEN

8. College Of Medicine, University Of Benin [UNIBEN]

The University of Benin which is located at the heart of Edo State, Nigeria, also has one of the best colleges of medicine in Nigeria.

UNIBEN also boasts of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital which is equipped with modern medical facilities and world-class medical experts who work round the clock to save lives at the hospital.

The college of medicine at the University of Benin, Nigeria also has two sub faculties which are the school of dentistry and institute of child health.

9. College Of Health Sciences, Delta State University [DELSU]

Delta state university is a state university which is owned and manged by the government of Delta state, Nigeria. This university is ideal for southerners who might want to study medicine and surgery as a course at the university.

This university is also home to the ever-popular DELSU teaching hospital which is one of the best public hospitals in Delta state, South-Southern Nigeria. They also specialize in other medical related courses which include radiology, community health, urology, psychiatry, surgery, and other courses.

The college of health sciences at Delta state university has 3 sub-faculties which are namely:

  • Faculty of clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Faculty of Family Medicine and Anatomy
  • Faculty of medicine

10. College Of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University [AAU]

Ambrose Alli University(AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State is the last on our list of the top 10 best universities in Nigeria for medicine and surgery.

The college of medicine at Ambrose Alli University(AAU) is widely known across Nigeria and beyond for producing world-class experts in medicine and other medical related courses.

AAU is also has very good facilities and a very conducive environment for students to learn faster and easier in the school.  One very interesting thing about AAU is that they hardly go on strike, so you are assured of a smooth and uninterrupted program.

List Of Universities That Offer Medicine In Nigeria [2019]

Below is a list of all universities in Nigeria that offers medicine and surgery as a course(public and private institutions) just in case you didn’t find any University to suit you in on our list of the best universities in Nigeria for medicine and surgery.

  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Uyo
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • University Of Abuja, Abuja
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Osun State University, Osogbo
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Bingham University, Karu
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

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