Gwagwalada is one of the local government area councils of the FCT. Gwagwalada is a busy town and is approximately 32 miles (35 minutes) from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Weather in Gwagwalada throughout the year is warm, very hot and dry (November – March) or humid rainy season (April – October). Gwagwalada is home to the University of Abuja mini-campus, therefore has a high student population and is a student friendly town.
Address: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. P.M.B 228, Abuja, Nigeria.
Local Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV).
Info: The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) is in Gwagwalada. The hospital contains 350 beds with facility for expansion to 500 beds. In September 2006, the Hospital was upgraded to a Teaching Hospital for the University of Abuja.
Specialities at UATH include: Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; Community Medicine; Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Family Medicine; General Medicine; General Surgery; Haematology; Internal Medicine; Mental Health; Microbiology; Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Paediatrics and Neonatology; Pathology; Radiology. The College of Health Sciences is located at the University of Abuja (main campus).
Elective Programme Supervisor: Chief Medical Director – Professor B. A. Ekele FWACS, FRCOG.
Clinical Supervisor: Speciality specific and allocated on arrival
Specialities: Community Medicine; Dental and Maxillofacial surgery; Family Medicine; General Surgery; Paediatrics; General Medicine; Internal Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Type: Hospital or community placement
- Relevant clinical lectures at the University of Abuja and bedside teaching with medical students of the University of Abuja.
- Engage in quality improvement projects, research, clinical audits, departmental presentations, etc.
Accommodation: Secure, on site hospital accommodation or secure private accommodation within walking distance of the hospital.
Food: 3 meals a day available from a specified hospital canteen.