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Advice for Parents, and Students: How to Become a Doctor in Nigeria

Many times, we may want to study a course, we follow our minds with little or no information about the area we want to study. 

It is good to ask questions about the course we may want to study. It will give prior information about the goods as well as the challenges we are likely to face in the process.

Medicine is one of the courses parents value most in Nigeria. Many parents would even compel their children to study medicine. 

To compete with their relative whose child is studying the same course or to make the child superior to relatives or neighbor child, even when the child does not like medicine.

Parents are not supposed to force the children to study a particular course but explain the advantages and disadvantages of the course the children are willing to choose.

 Advise, and guide the child in the right direction. Give a solid foundation to the children. If you want your child to study a course, don’t force him, make him fall in love with it, and every other thing will fall in place without stress.

The first step to take if you want to become a doctor in Nigeria is to have at least six credit scores in the relevant O’level subjects in WAEC or NECO.

:Physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, English, and one other art or commercial subject. 

Medicine is highly competitive; you should aim at higher grades to give you a better chance of being admitted into the university.

The second step is to write JAMB; a candidate must have a high score in JAMB to be qualified for admission into the university.

Each university has cut off point, and requirements for admitting students into medicine and surgery. In general, requirements for admission are a minimum score of 200 in JAMB, and a credit pass in relevant six O’level subjects.

 High marks in JAMB, have a distinction in your O’level subject, and excellent result in the post UTME exam gives a better chance of gaining admission into the university.

Another method to secure admission to medical school in Nigeria is through a Predegree program.

Lastly, a candidate who has a first degree in biological sciences can gain admission into medicine through Direct entry. Each university has criteria for admitting students into medicine through direct entry.


Medicine and surgery is a six years course in Nigeria, the first three years is the pre-clinical year, and the second three years is the clinical class.

Anyone willing to study medicine, you must be ready to read extensively. 

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