Course Title: MEDICINE AND SURGERY
MEDICINE AND SURGERY AS A COURSE.
A doctor is one who spent a prescribed number of years in a recognized and accredited institution to study medicine and surgery for the sole purpose of carrying out or instituting medical actions to promote health, prevent diseases and alleviate suffering in both the sick and healthy.
Medicine can be seen to be the science/practice which involves diagnosing, treating and carrying out disease prevention procedures (which excludes surgical interventions).
Surgery on the other hand can be defined simply as the treatment of injuries or disorders (minor or major) of the body by incision and manipulation with instruments and machines.
Medicine and Surgery is a 6 year course with a 1 - 3 year compulsory internship period.
Without the doctors, and the knowledge of medicine/surgery, the health status of the entire populace will definitely be in a state of jeopardy.
Due to the strenuous and demanding work done by the doctors, they are been held in high esteem in the society today are highly respected. Their salary scale is also mouth-watering and if you're looking for a way to help restore the health of the sick and the entire population, then Medicine and Surgery is the right course for you to choose.
The following courses are some of the sub-courses to expect if picking Medicine/Surgery as your course of choice.
1. General Human Anatomy.
2. General Human Physiology.
4. General Pathology.
6. Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, and so much more!!!
WHY STUDY MEDICINE AND SURGERY?
For majority of doctors, there isn't anything that brings joy to them than curing a patient, or discovering a new treatment for a disease (in relation to Medical Researchers).
But to be more precise, the following are some of the reasons the course is been choosen as the most preferred course by individuals:
1. IT BRINGS A SENSE OF SATISFACTION: Curing a patient of an ailment brings this inner sense of satisfaction, and moreover, Doctors are proud people, and of course they deserve to be proud of themselves. The work load associated with learning the course is a really large one, and when they come out successfully after the struggle, there is a great sense of inner joy felt by them.
2. GOOD SALARY SCALE: Another reason for studying the course mostly is because of the good wage been allocated to them. Medical doctors are among the highest paid in many nations, but this shouldn't be the main reason of one picking a profession, Should it?
3. DIVERSE MEDICAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: With a degree in Medicine and Surgery, one can work in countless fields, and there's a great chance of finding a job in a very short period.
JOB OFFERS FOR A GRADUATE OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
A degree holder of Medicine and Surgery can work as any of the following:
1. General practice doctor.
2. Hospital doctor.
4. Clinical radiologist.
6. Physician associate.
Private Hospitals - N120,000 - N250,000 for Resident Doctors.
Government Hospitals - N190,000 - N280,000 for Junior Resident Doctors.
Consultants - Around N600,000 - N900,000 monthly.
QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO STUDY MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
1. At least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and lastly Biology. Some schools accept a combination of O Level results while others don't.
2. JAMB score of atleast 250 (Differs in different institutions).
Subject Combination for JAMB
Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME
Course Cut of Point
is the minimum cut off point for MEDICINE AND SURGERY as specified by JAMB.
Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (MEDICINE AND SURGERY) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result
MEDICINE AND SURGERY Requirement UTME
MEDICINE AND SURGERY Requirements Direct Entry
Schools offering MEDICINE AND SURGERY
MED. SURG. Special Consideration
(i) ABSU - all candidates no matter their mode of
admission are required to have ‘O' level or its
equivalent with credit passes in English Language,
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at one (1)
(ii) ABSU, AAU and OOU accept Degree in related
(iii) ABUJA requires DE candidates to fulfil the UTME
(iv) BENIN accepts
a) at least three (3) ‘A’ level passes not more than C
or a minimum of 12 points in Biology or Zoology,
Physics and Chemistry at not more than one (1)
b) at least a Second Class Upper Division from a
recognised University in either B.Sc Biological
Sciences or B.Sc. Medical Sciences.
(v) BINGHAM and PHC - No Direct Entry
(vi) BSU, IMSU and LASU accept a good Honours degree
minimum of Second Class Upper in relevant
(vii) CALABAR 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.
(viii) EBSU accepts B.Sc Second Class Upper Division in any
Biological Science plus ‘0’ level credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and
Physics at one (1) sitting.
(ix) ILORIN accepts B.Sc Second Class Honours in Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology andother Basic Science programme. Also accepts a
minimum aggregate of 13 points.
(x) ILORIN accepts minimum aggregate of 13 Points.
Accepts B.Sc. Second Class Upper Division in Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology.
(xi) JOS requires DE candidates to fulfil the UTME
(xii) LAGOS accepts
a) JUPEB/‘A’ level passes in Physics Chemistry and
b) B.Sc. first class/second class upper in
programmes such as Physiology, Biochemistry,
Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology
(xiii) LASU requires a minimum of C in each of the subjects
and will consider a Bachelor of Science with a
minimum of second class upper division.
(xiv) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ level passes in Physics,
Chemistry and Biology or Zoology plus the UTME
requirements to be considered for admission into 200
(xv) NDU accepts
a) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics
with a minimum of 10 points at not more than two
b) a B.Sc. with a minimum of second class upper
division in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry,
Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and
(xvi) OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of second class
upper division in relevant programme (Sciences).
(xvii) OOU and CALABAR accept degree in Science not below
Second Class Lower Division. (xviii) UDU, MAIDUGURI and EBSU accept ‘A’ level pass in
Mathematics in lieu of Physics.
(xix) UNIOSUN accepts
a) a minimum of 10 points in Physics,
Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at ‘A’ level or
b) first degree in relevant Biomedical Sciences
Medical, paramedical, Biological, Chemical or Physical
Sciences with not less than second class upper division.
(i) BENIN, IBADAN, IMSU, ABSU, EBSU, UNIOSUN, COOU,
DELSU and BOWEN require the ‘O’ level credit passes at
one (1) sitting.
(ii) ILORIN requires five (5) O’ Level credit passes at only one
(1) sitting and minimum score as determined by the
University Senate in UTME.
(iii) NDU requires the O' level credit passes at not more than
two (2) sittings.
(iv) NTNU accepts credit pass in any Science subject in lieu of
(v) UNN accepts Physics with Chemistry (as a single subject)
for Physics and Chemistry. UNN requirements should be
at one (1) sitting.
(i) NTNU accepts Chemistry, Biology and any other Science
(ii) UDU and MAIDUGURI accept Mathematics in lieu of