Top 5 Best Medical Courses To Study In Nigeria (2024)

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to study and excel in medical related courses in Nigeria.

best medical courses in nigeria

However, the rewards that awaits the graduates of these medical courses is enormous especially in Nigeria where unemployment is one of biggest challenges facing the nation.

Let guide you on the best medical course to study in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, graduates of medical courses do not suffer from lack of employment opportunities, rather most of them complain of lack of better remuneration and pay packages.

The above situation has led to mass emigration of these medical courses’ graduates.

The fact remain that these medical courses offer its graduates limitless and fast opportunities in Nigeria when compared to graduates of other disciplines.

Putting into cognizance the unemployment situation in Nigeria, students should be encouraged to embrace these medical courses as it will increases their chances of being engaged faster when compared with graduates of other disciplines.

In this article, Nigerian Informer will be discussing five(5) medical courses that will not only put food on the table of its graduates, but will also see them get engaged upon graduation without wasting little or no time.

Best Medical Courses In Nigeria

Below are some of the most demanded and best paying medical course to study in Nigeria.


Nursing is one of the most popular and studied medical related course in Nigeria.

Nursing is very important aspect of health care system, which deals with promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings.

Upon completion of a degree in Nursing, one becomes a Nurse.

Before now, in Nigeria there is a false notion that Nursing as a profession is exclusively reserved for females.

However, over time, this wrong perception is beginning to change with more males embracing the profession.

Services of nurses is required in almost all health institutions and this makes nursing as course of study very imperative and the profession indispensable in health care system.

It takes a minimum of 5 years for one to acquire a degree in Nursing in Nigeria.

Even in the most remote communities where a resident doctor may not be available, nurses will always be found in such health centers.

This goes a long way to show how important and indispensable nurses are in Nigeria.

Medicine & Surgery

Medicine is a broad term of a variety of practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness, including pharmaceuticals, psychotherapy, and surgery.

Medicine and surgery are regarded as the major medical course upon which other medical disciplines revolve around.

In Nigeria, it takes minimum of six(6) years to acquire a degree in medicine and surgery.

It is the most sought after and competitive medical course in Nigeria.

Not all universities in Nigeria offers medicine and surgery because of requirements involved which includes having a university teaching hospital.

Other requirements include having solid academic facilities and certain number and class of staff.

Students of medicine and surgery graduate into medical doctors.


This is a medical process of obtaining internal structures of the body using x-rays for medical treatments.

It takes a solid five good years to study and get a degree in radiography in Nigeria university.

It is one branch of medical line that is lacking adequate personnels. Students who study radiography, graduates as radiographers.


Pharmacy is the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs.

It is very important and widely studied medical course in Nigeria. Upon graduation, students of pharmacy become pharmacists.

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science is the collection, receipt, preparation, investigation and laboratory analysis of samples of human biological material for the purpose of supporting patient diagnosis, management and treatment and for the maintenance of health and well-being.

This is a vital aspect of health care system, as it provides information on patient’s health state which aids in finding definite diagnosis of a patient.

Medical science professionals are often referred to as Medical Laboratorians.


This is one of the best medical related courses to study in Nigeria with good opportunities abroad.

Physiotherapists help people with muscle, tissue, fracture etc issues get back to their normal life of movement and operations.

They are very important in hospitals, sports teams etc.

Final Note

Listing of above five 5 medical courses as best medical courses to study in Nigeria does not in any way to discredit other various important medical courses.

Also, these medical courses listed as bests to study, does not imply that by studying them one becomes highly successful.

Every other medical course can lead one to success in life. Also, all medical courses are important for overall improvement of health care system.

These medical courses are interwoven in the sense that they all depend on one another to achieve the aim of saving and improving health care system.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. which course will i study to become a medical doctor

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