I would not be surprised to see someone who has already graduated from one University with a good grade still trying to go back to school just to study medicine in the University. Some have Diploma and would like to do the same. Whatever the case may be, its because they actually have the aspiration to become a medical doctor some day.
The only similar thing they always feel similar to do, is going back to write JAMB and put in for medicine. Since they already have one qualification, they always preferred to start Medicine from 200 level. That is why its not strange seen applicants trying to find out which University in Nigeria accept direct entry into medicine and surgery and what are the admission requirements.
Are you among them? Nice if yes...as am writing this post to answer you questions. This post will serve as your guide to any Nigeria University through Direct Entry(DE). So let start with the first one, what are the Universities in Nigeria that offer medicine and surgery?
Do you know that its not every Universities in Nigeria that are accredited for medicine and surgery? Here are any of the school you can apply for medicine.
- Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
- Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma
- Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria – 180
- Bayero University, Kano (BUK)- 180
- Babcock University
- Bowen Univerity
- Usman danfodio University
- University of Osun
- University of Ilorin
- Univerity of Benin
- Univerity of Ibadan
- Lagos State University
- Modonna University
- University of maiduguri
- Igbinedion University
- Olabisi Onabanjo University
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- Ekiti State University
- University of Uyo
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- University of Port-Harcourt
- University of Calabar
- Ladoke Akintola University
- Afe Babalola Univerity
- Kaduna State University
- Imo State University
- Bingham University
Direct entry Admission Requirements Into Medicine In Nigerian Universities
Now that we've seen the list of some of the schools, what are then the admission requirements for direct entry applicants.
O Level Requirements For Medicine And Surgery: The first and foremost is that, as a direct entry going into any of the school must meet up with the five credit O level admission requirements which must include English, Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. School like Unilorin does not accept more than one sitting for this O level result.
Direct Entry Requirements: In general, most of this school accept Second Class Honour in relevant discipline from recognized Universities.
Relevant courses like: B.Sc Biological Sciences, B.Sc. Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical sciences Medical, Paramedical, Biological, Chemical, Physical Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Laboratory, Nursing Science, Chemistry, Biology.
Note: That, majority of these schools prefered 2:1.
A Level Requirements for medicine and surgery: Uniben and Unilorin accept A level for direct entry into medicine and surgery. Though in both cases you must have gotten a very attractive points in you A level. Anything from 13 up ward should do it.
I hope this helps?