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IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE ANATOMY, MICROBIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ETC TO STUDY MEDINE AND SURGERY THROUGH DIRECT ENTRY

Medicine and Surgery is one of the most competitive courses among Science students. Admission seekers usually pursue this sure-millionaire course for some years and if things seem odd, they quit and move to another course.

Some will find ways to go back to the course even if they enter universities with other courses. For example, some will change their course while going to the 200 level (inter-faculties transfer). Some may consider crossing to other universities (inter-university transfer admission).

Whereas, some will like to finish their existing courses such as Microbiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, and similar biological science courses. And after, consider JAMB Direct Entry (DE).

If you belong to the last category of people who had completed one degree but want to cross to Medicine and Surgery, this post is for you.

Direct Entry (DE) Admission Into Medicine Possible?

Are you confused about whether you can obtain DE form for Medince and Surgery? The answer is it’s possible to do Direct Entry into Medince if you have the requirements.

The requirements, in this case, are the 5 O’level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics but in just (1) one sitting. Most universities accept one sitting O’level result for Medical courses. This post gives those that accept one and those that accept two sittings.

The second requirement in the context of this post is Bsc (degree) classes and courses that those universities will accept for Medicine Direct Entry admission.


Degree Courses and Grades Required By Nigerian Universities for Direct Entry Admissions into Medicine and Surgery

Below is the list of Nigerian universities offering medicine and their degree/course/grade requirements.
  1. Abia State University (ABSU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) accept Degree in a related programme.
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts at least a Second Class Upper Division from a recognized University in either B.Sc Biological Sciences or B.Sc. Medical Sciences.
  3. Benue State University (BSU) and Lagos State University (LASU) accept a good Honours degree minimum of Second Class Upper in the relevant programme.
  4. University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts Degree, not below a good Second Class Lower Division in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory, Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. It does not accept IJMB for Direct Entry.
  5. Ebonyi State University (EBSU) accepts B.Sc Second Class Upper Division in any Biological Science plus '0' level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at one (1) sitting.
  6. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts B.Sc Second Class Honours in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology, and other Basic Science programme. It also accepts a minimum aggregate of 13 points. a minimum of B.Sc Second Class Upper Division in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, and zoology only.
  7. University of Ilorin (UNILAG) accepts B.Sc. Degree (first class/second class upper) in Medical related fields.
  8. Lagos Sate University (LASU) requires a minimum of C in each of the subjects and will consider a Bachelor of Science with a minimum of second class upper division.
  9. Niger Delta University (NDU) accepts a B.Sc. with a minimum of second class upper division in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Botany.
  10. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of second class upper division in the relevant programme (Sciences).
  11. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept degree in Science not below Second Class Lower Division.
  12. Federal University Dutse (FED-DUTSE) accepts at least a Second Class (Lower) degree in one of the Health Sciences programmes (e.g. Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Nursing etc), Biology, Biochemistry or Microbiology.
  13. Osun State University (UNIOSUN) accepts first degree in relevant Biomedical Sciences Medical, paramedical, Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences with not less than second class upper division.
  14. Edo University, Iyamho (EUI) accepts B.Sc. in relevant fields, not below Second Class Lower Division.
  15. ABU accepts 'A' Level/IJMB Passes in three subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology.
  16. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts Three (3) A/Level passes in JUPEB or IJMB or GCE or HSC Passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology including UTME entry requirements. First Degree (Second Class Honours - Upper Division) in either Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry or any other related course including UTME entry requirements.
  17. Kaduna State University (KASU) accepts Ordinary level requirements plus; Passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Zoology at Higher School Certificates or Advance level of GCE, IJMB or equivalents. An acceptable First Degree in relevant Biological or Physical Sciences discipline.
  18. Delta State University (DELSU) requires First Degree in relevant Biological or Physical Sciences discipline not less than  Second Class Upper Division may be considered in addition to the UTME requirement.


Can You Be Offered 300 level Admission into Medicine?

With your first degree, will it be possible to gain Direct Entry admission into the 300 level? Which universities will give you such?

Well, with all my findings, I’d not come across any universities accepting degree holders to 300 level through Direct Entry admission for Medicine.

This doesn’t mean it’s not possible. However, you may be required to visit your proposed institution for more inquiry and if that proposal can favor you.

Generally, it’s safe to say that the 200 level admission is more certain.

67 comments:

  1. sir pls i want to study biochemistry,will it be possible for me to switch to medicine when going to 200 level.

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    1. Yes, if your school has policies for that. In that case, you will be required to meet a grade point to be able to process such a transfer form a course to the other. Read more about this through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/is-it-possible-to-change-course-at-200.html

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  2. Thanks for this post!

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  3. Does ABU Zaria gives admission to someone having first degree in biochemistry through DE?

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    1. This post already details universities doing that. Kindly read again.

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  4. Can I cross to medicine from nurse

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    1. As at the time of this response, these are just the available official conditions to cross to Medicine. Hence, check item number 4 and 12.

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  5. Please sir can I cross from microbiology to Medicine in OAU?

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    1. Yes, you can if you meet the GPA requested for that. Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/is-it-possible-to-change-course-at-200.html

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  6. Hi sir, please I would like to know if it's possible to study Medicine as a postgraduate course after having a degree in gen.Microbiology

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    1. This is unusual. I'm not sure of nay university accepting that. However, you may consider visiting the intending school to enquire about their admissions regards this.

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  7. Hello sir can I cross over to medicine and surgery from general chemistry in 200l in unilag

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    1. Yes if you meet the requirements for the university's intra-colleges transfer.

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    2. Sir can I gain admission into fulafia to study mls with direct entry of slt

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  8. If I study physiology can I switch to medicine after level 200

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    1. Yes, you can. There are 7 areas where physiology is mentioned in the post above. Read again.

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  9. Yes, you can. There 7 areas where physiology is mentioned in the post above. Read again.

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  10. Sir you listed 17 universities, pls what about ABU ZARIA & KASU.
    Thank you.

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  11. Please sir can I switch from zooloy to pharmacy in 200level

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    1. Yes if you meet the right grade point as required by your school.

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  12. Can I continue with medicine after I have finished biochemistry as my first degree course.

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  13. How many years does it take to graduate for those who entered through direct entry?

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  14. Sir can I switch to medicine when studying microbiology in Rivers State University in year 2

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    1. The post has detailed the courses and universities accepting that. Kindly read.

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  15. Hello sir i studied biochemistry in Federal polytechnic nekede is it possible for me to cross to either pharmacy or medicine in the university?

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    1. A few of the universities above may consider you to 200 level through Direct Entry. However, I advise you meet with the university's admission office before obtain your JAMB DE form.

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  16. Please Sir, can I gain direct entry into medicine? I have a second class upper in Animal Science

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    1. No university is accepting Animal Science for Medicine Direct Entry.

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  17. Good morning sir, please sir, I did jupeb and was given microbiology as a course but I want to transfer to pharmacy. The problem here now is am dropping 10 credit loads for my GST courses, will it be possible if I do the transfer with this 10 credit carryover

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    1. This is a complex case. Kindly talk to the school admission officer on their policies regards this.

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  18. Please sir, can I switch from zoology to medicine in my second year in unilag

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    1. If you meet the requirement set by the university.

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  19. Please sir can I entered directly to 300level to study medicine and surgery after completing my degree in biochemistry,and if yes,how will a do it in Nigerian University

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    1. As already said in the post, with all my findings, I’d not come across any universities accepting degree holders to 300 level through Direct Entry admission for Medicine.

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  20. Pls how can I switch from microbiology to medicine?

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    1. For universities, YES.

      Read the post again to see the list of universities accepting that.

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  21. Please what is the meaning of the statement "D.E student should in addition have UTME requirements" in applying for Medicine and Surgery?

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    1. The UTME requirements are the SSCE subjects i.e. English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

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  22. Sir please if I want to study physiology in unilag if I meet the requirements of changing to medicine ,would I start from 100 level or 200 level

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  23. Sir, can I switch from Dental Surgery to MBBS when going to 200L? Though both the Dental and Mbbs students are together offering the same courses each session till 300L.

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  24. Sir, can I switch from Dental Surgery to MBBS when going to 200L? Though both the Dental and Mbbs students are together offering the same courses each session till 300L.

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  25. Sir,can I switch from Biochemistry to Dentistry when going to 200L

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  26. Sir is it possible to do DE after my bsc without jamb from biochemistry to medicine

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    1. Yes. If you're done with BSC Chemistry, you can use that to obtain DE form and cross to Medicine.

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  27. Can I apply for direct entry into u.i. med lab science with zoology degree?

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    1. UI only accepts accepts 'A' Level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in relevant programme; AIMLT or FIMLT plus SSCE requirements.

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  28. Sir can I be offered admission for masters to study medicine and surgery if I study chemistry and education

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  29. I'm a first class Student in b.sc biochemistry, considering to further into University of Ibadan for my medicine programme. Pls will I need to take Jamb again before applying? If yes,what's the minimum Utme score I should have

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    1. First, consider Direct Entry. However, you have to visit the university to confirm if they can give you consideration for DE basis as JAMB brochure doesn't indicate if they accept graduates of Biochemistry for Medicine. If that won't work, you have to give in to writing another JAMB.

      As for the score, UI accepts 2 and above to be qualified for their post UTME. However, the higher the score the better. And don't your final performance in the post UTME will be computed together with UTME to grade you finally eventually for admission.

      Check the posts below for further exposure.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/ui-admission-complete-guide-for-utme-de.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/university-of-ibadan-ui-departmental.html

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  30. Sir as a graduate of biochemistry, will buk accept direct entry with B.Sc result into medicine

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    1. In this post is the list of the universities accepting that, that I know of. I don't know of BUK.

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  31. When you said 1 sitting does it mean if I have 2 waec result I should use only one right?

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    1. Once one result is complete, why using two? Follow the instruction according to your school.

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  32. Sir Please
    As a graduate of Anatomy Can I get a DE to study Medicine in UI
    And what level will I start from

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    1. About 8 universities accept Anatomy for Medicine. See them in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/09/direct-entry-requirements-for-medicine.html

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  33. Can University accept hnd in biochemistry to study medicine in 200 level

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