Prof. Babagana Bako, Provost

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

The College of Medical Sciences, Gombe State University was initially conceived as Faculty of Medicine in 2006 as enshrined in the Academic Brief of the University. A senior academic in the field was invited to advise the University Management on how to establish Faculty of Medicine with specific terms of reference; (1) The location of structures, (2)Equipment to be acquired, (3) Staffing, (4) e-resource Library, Books and other learning materials, (5) Curriculum Developments (6)Laboratories pre-clinical and clinical, (7) Any other advice to have a Medical School that will train manpower to meet the needs of the twenty first century both Nationally and Internationally. He presented his report to the University Council in February 2006.The pre-clinical building was designed and funds was immediately released by the then Executive Governor Alhaji Muhammad Danjuma Goje. The pre-clinical building was completed, equipped and furnished by March 2012. A committee was set up February 2010 to look at the first report and design the curriculum. It concluded its report in March, 2010 and re-named the Faculty, the College of Medical Sciences in conformity with National University Commission NUC guide-line and for obvious advantages. Another curriculum and Physical Development Committees were set up in August 2012 Headed by Prof. Idris Mohammed, assisted by the Provost Prof. G. D. Kalayi and coordinated by Prof. S.S. Danbauchi, the curriculum was reviewed and approved by the Council. Required pre-clinical staff were recruited and pre-clinical activities started. Approval for the commencement of the programme was granted in 2013 by both National Universities Commission (NUC) and Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) following a successful Resource Verifications exercise. The first set of students were indexed by MDCN and commenced the clinical postings in October 2016. The former Federal Medical Centre Gombe was converted to Teaching Hospital by a Memorandum of Understanding with Federal Government and the Gombe State Government with effect from January 2014. The clinical permanent site consist of the College Administrative Building for the Provost, Deputy Provost, Dean Clinical Sciences, Academic staff offices and Teaching and Research Laboratories and students hostel was constructed by the Central Bank. The Medical Library, Students Hostels, Simulation Laboratory [skills acquisition], two Lecture Theatres (250 capacity each) constructed by TETFUND. A large Auditorium with capacity over 1000 has also been constructed by TETFUND. With all these in place the university has made all the necessary facilities available for the successful and effective training of the medical students. The university is looking forward to the take off of other programmes in the near future. The first sets of Medical Doctors graduated in January, 2020. Currently, there are three Faculties in the College. They are: Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences with the following Departments Human Anatomy Human Physiology Medical Biochemistry Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences and Clinical Sciences with the following Departments Anesthesia Internal Medicine Surgery Pediatrics Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Medicine Radiology Ophthalmology Psychiatry Chemical Pathology Hematology and Blood Transfusion Histopathology Medical Microbiology and Parasitology ENT Dermathology Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Pharmacology

VISION

To be a Model Medical College, excelling in Medical Education and Research

MISSION

Promote Excellence in Medical Practice and Research through sound Medical Education

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

  •  To train students become competent medical practitioners in the face of modern challenges.
  •  To provide a conducive environment for the training of medical students.
  •  To develop in students the ability to think critically and learn independently.
  •  To develop in students skills and attitudes for high quality medical practice.
  •  To make medical students acquire the right attitudes required for team work.
  •  To develop in students the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for high caliber medical research and clinical services.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  •  Six year Medical Course , Five '0' level credit passes in not more than two sittings in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics in addition to acceptable JAMB Score for that year.
  •  Five year Medical Course (Direct Entry) Advanced level (‘A' level) passes (at credit level with minimum of 12 points) in three (3) subjects-(Physics, Chemistry & Biology) and those with Bachelor of Sciences degree with a second class and above in the medical and other allied health sciences.
  •  Qualification equivalent to (A) and (B) above such as London GCE O/Level and A/Level, Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB).
  •  Admissions shall be through the Joint Admissions & Matriculations' Board and Remedial placement (with minimum acceptable JAMB Score for that year).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

To be eligible for the award of the MBBS degree, a student must pass all examinations at all levels as highlighted in this handbook and must fulfill all other relevant university requirements including satisfactory conduct and character.