Medicine and Surgery is one of the most sought after courses in our tertiary institutions in Nigeria today, ironically it is the course with the lowest admittance rate due it to its many admission requirements which most students often fail to meet.
Talking about the admission requirements for studying Medicine and surgery, 4 things are involved, namely:
- Required O’Level subjects
- O’Level and UTME subjects combination
- JAMB or UTME Score of the candidate
- Post UTME Score
Any candidate that can conveniently meet the above admission requirements to the university’s satisfaction, admission into any university be it UNIBEN, University of Ibadan (UI), UNN, UNIZIK, UNILAG and the likes is 100% guaranteed.
Often times we stress the need for the correct WAEC, NECO and UTME subject combination for studying Medicine and Surgery as a course in our tertiary institutions cannot be overemphasized as candidates tend to ignore the importance of this subject matter thus making it difficult for them to gain admission into the university to study this course.
Making use of the correct and approved WAEC and NECO subject requirements plus JAMB subject combination for Medicine and Surgery makes the admission process much easier for candidates seeking admission to study Medicine and Surgery in their various choice of institutions.
Not many are aware that one of the major reason for the increase in purchase of change of university and institution is because before embarking on the UTME, most candidates fail to confirm the correct WAEC and NECO subjects required to study Medicine and Surgery and thus making them go through the process of change of course or institution and sometimes, both.
In one of our posts, we harped succinctly on subject combination for WAEC/NECO and JAMB, it would be wise to go through it as this will give candidates better understandings on not just the subject combination for Medicine and Surgery but other courses as approved by JAMB.
Admission Requirements For Studying Medicine and Surgery In Nigerian Universities
In this post today, we shall be giving candidates full details as regards the WAEC and NECO otherwise known as O’Level subjects combination and admission requirements for studying Medicine and Surgery in our universities today.
Medicine and Surgery is the most popular Medical and Health related courses studied in our universities today. For now, Polytechnics do not offer Medicine and Surgery so they will be left out in our discussion.
Medicine and Surgery covers a wide range and scope as it involves both theory and practical classes. Many wonder upon graduation, where a Medical doctor can work aside hospitals? The truth remains that they are valuable assets in every field. They serve as consultants to Small, Medium and even multinational corporations. If you are aware of Government’s policy on HMOs that is all staff must be covered health-wise, Medical Doctors are great beneficiaries of this policy.
In addition to the above, they can start a licensed mini hospital or Pharmacy shop where they treat patients with not so major ailments. Its a pure professional course that requires special skills and knowhow. So if you are interested in this studying this course, you must meet their admission requirements which we are about to breakdown below.
Upon completing this post, you ought to be clear about the followings:
a) WAEC and NECO Subjects for studying Medicine and Surgery in any Nigerian University.
b) Admission Requirements for studying Medicine and Surgery
c) Whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to Medicine and Surgery (Yes you can though this also depends on the institution)
d) Minimum required cut off mark for Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria
e) List of Universities In Nigeria that offers Medicine and Surgery
f) List of Private Schools offering Medicine and Surgery
g) State and Federal Universities Offering Medicine and Surgery
WAEC Subject Combination & Admission Requirements for Medicine and Surgery
WAEC or NECO subject combination for studying Medicine and Surgery in any university in Nigeria requires the following:
That you must have obtained a minimum of 5 credit passes in the under listed subjects:
- English Language
- A trade subject
Please note that the higher your grades in the subjects, the better your chances as this will be used when weighing your overall cut off mark.
JAMB/UTME Subject Combination for Medicine and Surgery
Since the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is responsible admission into all tertiary institutions, we are going to put you through their approved subject combination and admission requirements for studying Medicine and Surgery. The subjects are the compulsory exams that must be registered for and written during the yearly UTME as failure to do so automatically means such persons are not qualified to study Medicine.
To study medicine and surgery, candidate must write the under-listed subjects in their UTME and score at least 260 and above to stand a chance of studying Medicine and Surgery. The truth is any JAMB score below 260 risks the chance of studying this course.
So to study Medicine and Surgery in any university in Nigeria, you must register in your UTME form, the under listed subjects:
Direct Entry Admission Requirement For Studying Medicine and Surgery
The subject combination and admission requirements for Medicine and Surgery for DE (Direct Entry candidates) is not so different from that of UTME.
For DE, you will be required to have obtained the following:
- An ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
- BSC, BOS, etc in relevant fields.
Having the above information as regards the O’level and UTME subjects a candidate must posses in order to study Medicine and Surgery cannot be complete without knowing the schools that offer this course. See the list below for schools currently offering Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria as at today.
List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Medicine and Surgery
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)
Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)
Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
Babcock University (BABCOCK)
Bayero University Kano (BUK)
Benue State University, Markurdi (BSU)
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
Delta State University (DELSU)
Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
Ekiti State University (EKSU)
Enugu State University of Science & Technology (ESUT)
Gregory University, Uturu
Gombe State University (GSU)
Imo State University (IMSU)
Kogi State University (KSU)
Kaduna State University (KASU)
Lagos State University (LASU)
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
Niger Delta University (NDU)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
University of Calabar (UNICAL)
University of Jos (UNIJOS)
University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
University of Ibadan (UNIBADAN)
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
University of Lagos (UNILAG)
University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
These information provided here are JAMB’s requirements and all candidates searching for the correct admission requirements, UTME and WAEC subject combination a for studying Medicine and urgery as a course in any University in Nigeria. All schools are have been warned to comply with the directives which are still in force.
Hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards WAEC and NECO O’level subjects requirements for studying Medicine and Surgery and the JAMB approved subjects combination for Medicine and Surgery as a UTME or Direct Entry candidate, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.