A medical student spends at least 6 years in the medical school to graduate as a medical doctor with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. Following this, the graduate does a twelve-month uninterrupted clinical internship (House Job) before being licensed fully by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to practise medicine. The housemanship is in the four clinical areas — Surgery, Intemal Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This internship structure channels the young doctor through clinical medicine. Other areas are: clinical practice, laboratory medicine, basic medical sciences, health system management, public health and international agencies, emerging ﬁelds.
Graduates of the Faculty typically ﬁnd employment in Clinical Practice; Laboratory Medicine; Basic Medical Sciences; Health System Management; Public Health and International Agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UN, UNDP, USAID, CDC); and in emerging ﬁelds like (Assisted Reproductive Technology, Minimal Access Surgery, Intervention Radiology/Imaging, Forensic Medicine/Jurisprudence, Medical Engineering, Etc).