Doctor Of Medicine programme intended to achieve the training of a general duty medical doctor who has broad knowledge of common human diseases with emphasis on diseases endemic in tropical countries. The programme intends to produce medical doctors with skills and competencies that will enable them to manage and deliver preventive and curative health services efficiently. The programme also is focused to develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills among medical doctors; to develop training and research capacity of the medical doctor; and to promote good ethical conduct in the practice of medicine.
What and how will you learn?
All courses in Doctor of Medicine programme have core status; that is every student must
take all courses. Training is organized into basic sciences (first to third year) in which courses which impart necessary foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes are taught, and clinical training (fourth and fifth year), in which students are taught to take history from patients, examine, order and interpret appropriate investigation, make treatment plan, participate in treating patients in wards, outpatients departments and theatre and make a follow up of such treatments. During clinical training, students are also taught to prevent the various diseases which affect individual at community level.
Direct entry qualifications
Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with minimum of 6 points. A minimum of D grade in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
Equivalent entry qualifications
Diploma in Clinical Medicine with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, an applicant must have aminimum of “D” grade in the following subjects: Mathematics,Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English at O-Level.
This is the fastest growing field and graduates have bright career prospects. Our graduates find positions in the Government, NGOs as well as private hospitals. Others venture into entrepreneurship, research, etc.