University of Abuja Teaching Hospital


Gwagwalada is one of the local government area councils of the FCT, the main town in Gwagwalada local government area is also called Gwagwalada. Other local governments include: Abaji, Bwari, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal Area Council. Gwagwalada is a busy town and is approximately 32 miles (approximately 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).

Address: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. P.M.B 228, Abuja, Nigeria

Info: The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) is located in Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory. The hospital contains 350 beds with facility for expansion to 500 beds. The hospital developed from a Specialist Hospital in 1982 under the Federal Capital Development Authority, it then became a Federal Medical Centre in 1993 following its transfer to the Federal Ministry of Health. 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; Haematology; Internal Medicine; Mental Health; Microbiology; Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Paediatrics; Pathology; Radiology; General Surgery. The College of Health Sciences is located at the University of Abuja (main campus). In 2004, the Senate of the University of Abuja approved the setting up the College of Health Sciences. The first set of students were admitted into 100 Level in 2005/2006.

Location: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory


Elective Programme Supervisor: Chief Medical Director – Professor B. A. Ekele FWACS, FRCOG

Clinical Supervisor: Speciality specific and allocated on arrival

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

Duration: 2-8 weeks (flexible)

Type: Hospital 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.

Accommodation: Secure, private, on site hospital accommodation or accommodation within walking distance of the hospital.

Food: 3 meals a day available from specified hospital canteen – UATH MDCAN Canteen.


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