Head of Department

BRIEF HISTORY OF SURGERY DEPARTMENT

The department was established in 2016 with two lecturers; Prof. G D. Kalayi and Dr. Sani Adamu HOD surgery department Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe who was a coordinator. before he was appointed as the substantive HOD in April 2017 by the university, They were later joined by Dr. Essin I. A., Dr. M. M. Kura, Dr. S. K Obiano and Dr. M. I. Guduf. However the university also engages the services of associate and visiting lecturers as shown in the updated department staff list.

The philosophy of surgery department

To produce medical graduates who meet with global standard of the attitude, skills and knowledge of principle of surgery in general as well as any general and surgical speciality required for good clinical practice and for further specialities professional and for academic training.

Objectives

The main objective of undergraduate surgical training can be summarised as: To produce a medical graduate who was in global standard in the knowledge of surgery and who are competent to diagnose and manage human surgical disease and surgical emergencies

Training

The training in the department of surgery involves surgical clerkship in a three year rotations programme done at the clinical level of the undergraduate MBBS by the core surgery specialities (General surgery, Orthopaedic, Urology, Paediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery) and the surgical sub-specialities (Anaesthesia, E N T surgery, Ophthalmology and Radiology). In addition to the surgical clerkship, the students also go through basic skills training in the mannequins laboratory where they do hands on training. At the end of the training, the students should be able to take good history, clinical examination, formulate differential diagnosis, order appropriate investigations including side room investigations and manage common surgical diseases. The training in the department of surgery involves surgical clerkship in a three year rotations programme done at the clinical level of the undergraduate MBBS by the core surgery specialities (General surgery, Orthopaedic, Urology, Paediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery) and the surgical sub-specialities (Anaesthesia, E N T surgery, Ophthalmology and Radiology). In addition to the surgical clerkship, the students also go through basic skills training in the mannequins laboratory where they do hands on training. At the end of the training, the students should be able to take good history, clinical examination, formulate differential diagnosis, order appropriate investigations including side room investigations and manage common surgical diseases. Since its establishment the department of surgery carried out its responsibility of training the medical students from October 2016 to date. The department was accreditated for undergraduate and postgraduate by the regulatory bodies (MDCN and NUC) and( WACS and the NPMC) respectively.

Admission Requirement

Six-year Medical Course: Five 0 level credit passes in not more than two sitting 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 and 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) Admission shall be through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and Remedial placement (with minimum acceptable JAMB score for that year.