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School of Medicine & Surgery

Open the door to an extensive range of rewarding medical careers Share We aim to give our students a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare them for a rich and rewarding career in medicine, surgery or public health.

The BCU Medical School offers programs to support all stages of your medical career, whether you are just embarking on your career in medicine, you are a doctor or health professional who wants to upskill, or you want to keep up to date in your practice with professional development and short courses.

BCU is the right place to pursue your higher education


The School of Medicine & Surgery offers highly specialized and industry-relevant degree programs at bachelors, master and doctoral level 

Key information

Study mode


Course duration

5 years

Dean’s Welcome Message

The School of Medicine & Surgery is one of BCU’s flagship schools. The school has a competitive curriculum and in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of the university is committed to a curriculum that focuses on development issues.

Medicine & Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

School of Medicine & Surgery

Competencies and Objectives for Medical Student Education


The Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) oversees the MD Program competencies and their associated educational objectives and use these to guide curriculum development, inform innovation, and evaluate the success of the training program and its graduates. It is the responsibility of CCAP and its subcommittees to review the mapping of the core curriculum to the educational program objectives on an annual basis and conduct a formal review of the competencies every three years.

  • 1.1   Perform all medical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures considered essential for the area of practice
  • 1.2   Gather, document, and effectively present essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, physical examination, and the effective use of the electronic medical record for laboratory data, imaging, and other tests
  • 1.3   Organize and prioritize responsibilities to provide care that is safe, effective, and efficient
  • 1.4   Interpret and effectively apply laboratory data, imaging studies, and other tests required for the area of practice
  • 1.5   Develop and carry out patient management plans while learning to work effectively as part of an interprofessional team

Demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care

  • 2.1  Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic approach to clinical situations
  • 2.2   Apply established and emerging biomedical scientific principles fundamental to health care for patients and populations
  • 2.3   Apply established and emerging principles of clinical sciences to diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making, clinical problem-solving, and other aspects of evidence-based health care
  • 2.4   Apply principles of epidemiological sciences to the identification of health problems, risk factors, treatment strategies, resources, and disease prevention/health promotion efforts for patients and populations
  • 2.5   Apply principles of social-behavioral sciences to provision of patient care, including assessment of the impact of psychosocial and cultural influences on health, disease, care seeking, care compliance, and barriers to and attitudes toward care
  • 2.6   Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from up-to-date scientific studies to make informed decisions and sound clinical judgement

Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals

  • 3.1  Participate in the education of patients, families, students, trainees, peers, and other health professionals
  • 3.2   Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
  • 3.3   Maintain comprehensive, timely, and legible medical records
  • 3.4   Demonstrate sensitivity, honesty, and compassion in difficult conversations, including those about death, end of life, adverse events, bad news, disclosure of errors, and other sensitive topics
  • 3.5   Demonstrate insight and understanding about emotions and human responses to emotions that allow one to develop and manage interpersonal interactions     
  • 3.6   Demonstrates basic relationship building skills, using tone, pace, eye contact, and posture showing care and concern and avoiding technical jargon

Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles and respect for codes of conduct

  • 4.1  Demonstrate compassion, integrity, sensitivity, and respect for a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in sex, gender identity, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation
  • 4.2   Demonstrate respect for patient privacy and autonomy, placing patient needs above self-interest
  • 4.3   Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of care, confidentiality, informed consent, professional boundaries, and business practices, including compliance with relevant laws, policies, and regulations

Demonstrate the intellectual curiosity necessary for scientific discovery and self-discovery through active participation in research

  • 5.1  Critically analyze existing literature in a field of inquiry and formulate new investigative questions
  • 5.2   Formulate a high-quality research question and hypothesis
  • 5.3   Describe and employ appropriate research methods to answer a specific investigative question
  • 5.4   Describe and apply the requirements for ethical conduct of scientific inquiry
  • 5.5   Communicate clearly and accurately new knowledge obtained from scientific inquiry

Demonstrate acumen for how DEI and SDH impact delivery and access of care within the greater healthcare systems for diverse patient populations

  • 6.1  Exhibit awareness and sensitivity to social determinant of health and the wide-ranging impact on the health needs and disparities in access among different patient populations
  • 6.2   Obtain and utilize information about individual patients, populations of patients, or communities from which patients are drawn to provide improved care
  • 6.3   Attend to patients’ perspectives by inquiring about their social context, and how they understand and experience illness
  • 6.4   Incorporate knowledge of structural inequalities in access to and outcomes of health care, including an understanding of current and historical factors, to improve the health of patients as well as communities
  • 6.5   Address patients in a respectful way that builds rapport (e.g., reflecting names and pronouns used to address themselves)
  • 6.6   Provide care with cultural humility and appreciation of the needs of diverse populations

2022/23 Annual Tuition

N 2,220,000

Course Duration

Full Time: 5-year average

Visit our admissions page for full application details.

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