Top 6 University Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria

A university teaching hospital is a health institution that performs the services of a regular hospital and at the same time provides education and training for people interested in medical sciences. These hospitals are most of the time closely associated with universities.

University College Hospital (UCH)

University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan was established in August 1952 because of the requirement to train people in medicine and in other healthcare areas in Nigeria. However, it was not until 1953 that the commencement of development of the permanent location of the hospital began after which it was officially commissioned on the 20th of November, 1957. At the commissioning, the hospital had only 500 bed spaces but today it has 1,000 bed spaces as well as 200 examination couches.

UCH at first had only 2 departments, Medicine and Surgery, now, the hospital has close to 65 departments of which the first Department of Nuclear Medicine in Nigeria is one of them (commissioned in April 2006). The UCH offers Postgraduate Residency Training Programmes in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Laboratory Medicine and more.

Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)

The Jos University Teaching Hospital or University of Jos Teaching hospital (JUTH) was established in Jos, Plateau State in the year 1975. The Teaching hospital has 8 faculties and it admits close to 3,500 students in an academic year. The JUTH has a laboratory constructed specifically for the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS and STDs.

JUTH offers a lot of medical, surgical, diagnostic, out-patient, rehabilitative and support services to the residents of Jos, Plateau State. The hospital has an Accident and Emergency Unit that is fully operational and delivers emergency services 24 hours a day each year. JUTH offers training in the following disciplines; Paediatrics, General Medicine and Surgery, HIV/STI Services, Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Unit, Ophthalmology, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry and lots more.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)


The Lagos University Teaching Hospital was established in Lagos in the year 1962 along with the University of Lagos College of Medicine as its subsidiary. One objective was to train 100 doctors annually among other things.

The LUTH is a specialist in the field of Dentistry in the country. It has a reputation of being the hospital where the first authentic test tube (In-Vitro-Fertilization) baby was successfully conceived and delivered. The hospital delivers services in areas such as Neuro-Surgery, Haemo-dialysis, Cancer treatment, Eye treatment, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Maternal Health and more.

Also at the LUTH you will find a wide range Diagnostic Centre and VIP Clinic, the highest degree of Laboratories, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, and Renal Dialysis facilities. LUTH assists the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in training students in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy.

Bingham University Teaching Hospital (Evangel Hospital)

Bingham University Teaching Hospital previously known as the Evangel Hospital, is a tertiary healthcare facility that delivers secondary and tertiary medical care, and also trains both high and middle level work force to function in the area of health. It is somewhat of a missionary teaching hospital with a mission:

“To provide inclusive and qualitative health care services, training and research in a christ centred manner to all people.”

Bingham University Teaching Hospital provides the following health services surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics as well as gynecology. The hospital is also deals in specialty areas of medicine such as Ophthalmology, Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery, Dentistry, Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) surgery and HIV care including antiretroviral treatment program, Radiology and Physiotherapy.

University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH)

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Cross River State is a state of the art modern tertiary health facility that has a specialists and professionals that are committed to delivering quality health care services to their patients. They are also about research like most specialist hospitals and training personnel in all fields of medicine at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, offers full medicine training programmes in such areas as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery, Internal medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Vesicovaginal fistula (commonly called VVF) surgery, and in treatment of HIV as well as treatment of antiretroviral diseases.

The health care services that are provided by UCTH are not only of good quality, but they are also affordable.

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH)

The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) started in the early 20th century as a regular general hospital for Africans and it was built by the colonial masters. The UNTH is located at Ituku/Ozalla at about 21 kilometres away from the Capital City of Enugu State along Enugu – Port Harcourt Express Way.

UNTH is well-found under the Federal Government assisted VAMED Engineering Equipment Programme and this has raised the hospital to the level of an international standard. The goal of the hospital is to provide health services, train individuals in medicine and engage in research and it has facilities and equipments put in place for health care-giving and for training its staff.

It has nine training centres and they include: School of Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Laboratory Science, Nurse Anaesthetists, Community Health and Post Ophthalmic Nursing and more.

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