Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria; it is in the centre within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja was mostly built in the 1980s and has an estimated population of 6 million, Abuja is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Abuja has beautiful major religious sites such as Nigerian National Mosque and Nigerian National Christian Centre, and like many African major cities is bursting with culture and life. Abuja has a tropical wet and dry climate, average temperature range 15-36 degrees Celsius, average rainfall 1-262mm per month.

Address: Garki Hospital, Tafawa Balewa Way, Area 8 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria. PMB 656 Garki.

Local Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV).

Info: Garki Hospital Abuja is owned by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). In March 2007, a concession agreement for the management and operation of the new Garki Hospital Abuja was signed between FCTA and Nisa Premier Hospital. Garki Hospital Abuja has approximately 100 beds, they are breaking barriers and setting the pace in both general and specialised services.

Website: http://www.garkihospital.com

Elective Programme Supervisor: Clinical Director – Dr Ityo MBBS, FWACS, FAA.

Clinical Supervisor: Specialty specific and allocated on arrival.

Specialties: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; Community Medicine; Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ear Nose & Throat; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; General Medicine (cardiology, gastroenterology and nephrology); General Surgery; Haematology; Neurosurgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Oncology; Orthopaedic surgery; Paediatrics and Neonatology; Pathology; Plastic Surgery; Radiology.

Type: Hospital placement

Other opportunities:

  • Engage in quality improvement projects, research, clinical audits, departmental presentations, etc.

Accommodation: Secure & private accommodation.

Food: Water and 3 meals a day.

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Weeks (up to)2 weeks4 weeks6 weeks8 weeks+1 week
Medical Elective or Placement Programme Package – includes: clinical placement & placement support, accommodation, food, airport transfer
Weeks (up to)2 weeks4 weeks6 weeks8 weeks+1 week
Medical Elective or Placement Placement Only – includes: clinical placement & placement support

To pay in instalments to spread the cost of your elective, contact placement@medicsinn.com.

Return flights to Nigeria, visa and personal spending money are not included in the price.

Participants are charged the price on the website at the time of the elective programme or placement only application.

Medics’ Inn work hard to provide participants with their first-choice, participants are reminded, placements are provided on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.