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.

AddressUniversity of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. P.M.B 228, Abuja, Nigeria.

Local Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV).

InfoThe 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.

Specialties 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 SupervisorChief Medical Director – Professor B. A. Ekele FWACS, FRCOG.

Clinical Supervisor: Specialty specific and allocated on arrival

Specialties: Community Medicine; Dental and Maxillofacial surgery; Family Medicine; General Surgery; Paediatrics; General Medicine; Internal Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

TypeHospital or community placement

Other opportunities:

  • 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.

AccommodationSecure, on site hospital accommodation or secure private accommodation within walking distance of the hospital.

Food: Water and 3 meals a day.


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

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.