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Are you interested in knowing direct entry requirements for medicine? If so, then this article is for you. Feel relaxed and make sure you read it to the end.

direct entry requirements for medicine

While seeking admission into universities offering Medicine and Surgery as a DE applicant, you’re likely to be confused about the requirements. What is the course right for Medicine and Surgery? What are the universities offering Direct Entry applicants admissions for Medicine and Surgery? Will they accept HND, OND, NCE and related courses for Medince.

This post will be answering all these questions and related concerns.
Who Are the Direct Entry Applicants?

Before you can be called or qualified to be called DE aspirant, you must possess any of the following qualifications:

Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE)
Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
School-Owned Diploma as UNIMAID and KWASU Diplomas
Nigeria Certificate In Education (NCE)
Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Bachelor of Science (BSC/BOS)
and the likes

These are the acceptable qualifications to obtain a Direct Entry form. However, not all are accepted for Direct Entry into Medicine and Surgery.

What Are The Nigerian Universities That Accepts Direct Entry Into Medicine?

As far as Nigeria is concerned, most of the institutions that offers medicine and surgery accepts direct entry into the institutions. The only problem is knowing and meeting up with the admission requirements.

Medicine and Surgery Direct Entry Admission Requirements Into Nigerian Universities

JAMB Brochure for Medicine and Surgery Under Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences
This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Medicine and Surgery under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

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List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Medicine and Surgery

Abia State University
Afe Babalola University
Ahmadu Bello University
Ambrose Alli University
Anambra State University
Babcock University
Bayero University Kano
Benue State University
Bingham University
Bowen University
Delta State University
Ebonyi State University
Ekiti State University
Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
Gombe State university
Gregory University, Uturu
Igbinedion University
Imo State University
Kaduna State university
kogi State University
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Lagos State University
Madonna University
Niger Delta University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Obafemi Awolowo University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Osun State University
University of Abuja
University of Benin
University of Calabar
University of Ibadan
University of Ilorin
University of Jos
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
University of Nigeria
University of Port-Harcourt
University of Uyo
Usman Dan Fodio University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination
In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Medicine and Surgery under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

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

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates
To apply for Medicine and Surgery as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(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 of 240 in JAMB examination.

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iii) UNIBEN, UNIBADAN, IMSU, ABSU, EBSU, UNIOSUN, ANSU, DELSU and BOWEN require the O level Credit passes at one sitting.

(iv) NDU requires the O level Credit passes in not more than two sittings.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates
To apply for Medicine and Surgery as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
(ii) BSC, BOS, etc in relevant fields.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

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

(ii) UNILAG accepts:
a) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in Medical related fields or two ‘A’ level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology or Physics.
b) very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and also accept B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Radiography, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Zoology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Medical Lab. Science, Nursing.

(iii) BINGHAM and UNIPORT – 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, UNILORIN, IMSU and LASU accept a good Honours degree (minimum of second class upper) in relevant discipline.

viii) UNIJOS requires Direct Entry candidates to fulfill 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 recognized University in either B.Sc Biological Sciences or B.Sc. Medical Sciences.

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(x) ABSU and UNILORIN 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.

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

(xv) 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.

(xvi) 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 Bio-medical sciences (Medical, paramedical, biological, chemical or physical Sciences) not less than Second Class Upper Division level.

(xvii) 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.

(xviii) 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.

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

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