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Admission Requirement to Study Medicine and Surgery

Admission Requirement to Study Medicine and Surgery; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc


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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination (requirement) to study Medicine and Surgery?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Medicine and Surgery. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations for Medicine and Surgery must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject


Now you know the subject needed to study Medicine and Surgery, do you know which Nigeria Universities offer Medicine and Surgery?
Nigeria Universities offering Medicine and Surgery are:

  1. AAU
  2. ABSU
  3. ABU
  4. ABUAD
  6. COOU
  11. BOWEN
  12. BSU
  13. UNICAL
  14. DELSU
  15. EBSU
  16. EKSU
  19. GSU


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study Medicine and Surgery?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Medicine and Surgery are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Medicine and Surgery?
(i) ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
(ii) BSC, BOS, etc in relevant fields.


Course Description for Medicine and Surgery: 
Medicine and Surgery is a powerful course. It is a highly challenging but extremely rewarding programme that will give you the medical knowledge, clinical and research skills, attitudes, awareness and enthusiasm for a vocation in any field of medicine. There is a comprehensive blog post on this course which I will like you to visit. Although the post talks about Medicine and surgery in UNIJOS, it is very important you go through it for general knowledge on what to expect. Further reading… …Click here to improve this course description.


Where can I work with a Degree in Medicine and Surgery? 
Having a Degree in Medicine and Surgery does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Medicine and Surgery have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the Special Consideration.

Special Consideration for Medicine and Surgery

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medicine and Surgery?

(i) UDU, UNIMAID and EBSU accept ‘A’ level pass in Mathematics in lieu of Physics.

(ii) UNILAG accepts: a. Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. b. B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in medically related Fields.

(iii) BINGHAM and UNIPORT (PHC) – No Direct Entry

(iv) OOU and UNICAL accept Degree in Science not below Second Class Lower Division.

(v) UNICAL accepts Degree (not below a good second class lower Division) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory, Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. Does not accept IJMB for Direct Entry.

(vi) ABSU, AAU and OOU accept Degree in related fields.

(vii) BSU, IMSU and LASU accept a good Honours degree (minimum of second class upper) in relevant discipline.

(viii) UNIJOS requires D/E candidates to fulfil UTME Entry requirements.

(ix) UNIBEN accepts: (a) At least three “A” LEVEL PASSES (Not more than one C Grade or minimum of 12points) in Biology or Zoology, Physics and Chemistry at NOT MORE THAN ONE SITTING. (b) At least a second class upper division from a recognised University in either B.Sc Biological Sciences or B.Sc. Medical Sciences.

(x) ABSU – all candidates no matter their mode of admission are required to have GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent with credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at one sitting and same sitting.

(xi) UNILORIN accepts B.Sc (Second Class Honours) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology and other Basic Sciences fields. Also accept a minimum aggregate of 13 points.

(xii) LASU requires a minimum of ‘C’ in each of the subjects and will consider a Bachelor of Science with a minimum of Second Upper Division for admission.

(xiii) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology (plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 level.

(xv) OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours in relevant discipline (Sciences).

(xvi) EBSU accepts B.Sc 2nd Class Upper Division in any biological science course Plus at least credit pass in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in one sitting.

(xvii) UNIOSUN accepts a) Acceptable passes (good grade – total points of 10) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the Higher School Certificate or Advanced Level of General certificate Examination or its equivalent. b) First Degree in relevant Biomedical sciences (Medical, paramedical, biological, chemical or physical Sciences) not less than Second Class Upper Division level.

(xviii) NDU accepts: a. HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics with a minimum of 10 points in not more than two sittings. b. A B.Sc. degree holder with a minimum of second class upper division in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Botany.

(xix) UNILAG accepts; (a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics Chemistry and Biology. (b) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Zoology.

(xx) UNIABUJA requires D/E candidates to fulfil UTME Entry requirements.

(xxi) UNILORIN accepts minimum aggregate of 13 Points. Accepts B.Sc. (Second Class Honours, Upper Division) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medicine and Surgery?

(i) UNN accepts Physics with Chemistry (as a single subject) for Physics and Chemistry. UNN requirements should be at one sitting.

(ii) UNILORIN requires five O’ Level credit passes at only one sitting and minimum score as determined by the University Senate in JAMB examination.

(iii) UNIBEN, University of Ibadan (UI), IMSU, ABSU, EBSU, UNIOSUN, COOU, DELSU and BOWEN require the O level Credit passes at one sitting.

What is Jamb UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medicine and Surgery?

(i) UDU and UNIMAID accept Mathematics in lieu of Physics.


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