To study medicine through direct entry in Nigeria, there are several requirements that must be met. However, these requirements are subject to the institution that the student is applying to.
Direct Entry Requirements for Medicine
Below, these are the requirements to study Medicine via Direct Entry for Direct Entry (DE) Candidates
- A minimum of five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
- A minimum score of 200 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with a minimum of 50% in the relevant UTME subjects.
- A minimum of two A-level passes in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. These subjects must be obtained in a single sitting.
- Completion of a pre-degree or foundation program in a Nigerian university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Submission of a completed application form and all required documents to the relevant university.
- Payment of the required application fee as required by the institution/university you are applying to.
Once these requirements are met, candidates will be eligible to apply for direct entry admission into a Nigerian university offering a medical degree program.
In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, there are also certain personal qualities and characteristics that are essential for success in the medical field. These include:
Strong problem-solving skills: Medicine is a field that requires individuals to be able to think critically and solve complex problems on a daily basis. Students must be able to analyze data, evaluate information, and make sound decisions in order to provide effective care to their patients.
Empathy and compassion: As a medical professional, one must be able to understand and empathize with the feelings and experiences of their patients. This is essential for providing quality care and building trust and rapport with patients.
Attention to detail: The field of medicine is one that requires attention to detail in order to provide safe and effective care to patients. Students must be able to pay close attention to details