Dr. Sani Adamu, Head of Department


The department was established in 2016 with only two lecturers but has grown significantly over the years. The training in the department of surgery involves surgical clerkship in a three year rotations at the clinical level of the undergraduate MBBS by the core surgery specialties (General surgery, Orthopaedic, Urology, Paediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery) and the surgical sub-specialties (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.

The philosophy of surgery department

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


The main objective of undergraduate surgical training can be summarized as: To produce a medical graduate who meets the global standard in the knowledge of surgery and who are competent to diagnose and manage surgical diseases and emergencies.