The department is responsible for bridging the gap between the knowledge of basic sciences acquired in the preclinical with clinical medicine. This forms the basic scientific foundation for all diseases in medicine.
The department became operational on 1st April, 2016 having stemmed for the well-established department of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe. The department has 5 academic and 3 nonacademic staff. Over the years, we have performed remarkable in all accreditation exercises.
The department is furnished with a digital pathology museum and well equipped laboratory for teaching as well as a standard mortuary for autopsy.