The University of Ibadan College of Medicine

A CGH Primary Partner Site 

Partner Description: The University of Ibadan is Nigeria's oldest university and is generally recognized as the country's premier institution of higher learning. The College of Medicine is a renowned training institution for medicine and medical sciences in Nigeria, while its affiliated University College Hospital is widely regarded as a center of excellence for clinical medicine, training of health care professionals, and medical research in West Africa. A clinical rotation at the University of Ibadan will expose students and residents to health care delivery in a unique resource-limited setting.  

University of Chicago Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sola Olopade and Dr. Funmi Olopade

Project Site Faculty/Personnel: Professor Oladosu Ojengbede, MBBS and Professor Chinedum Babalola, PhD

Eligible Participants: Open to any intersted students and residents, limited to 3 at a time

Language: Although there are several African languages spoken in Nigeria, English is the official language and widely used in academic settings. 

Resources in Nigeria: The Healthy Life for All Foundation is a non-profit organization located on the University College Hospital campus that provides administrative and research support to University of Chicago faculty, students and trainees while in Ibadan 

Project Description: 

  •   A 3 week rotation on clinical services of interest from Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obs/Gyn will be available at ther College of Medicine. Opportunities will also include research experience in the immunohistochemistry or genetics laboratories and radiology and breast imaging centers.
  •   A 1 week elective at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in an urban setting where significant infrastructure upgrades have been completed. Maternal and child health and obstetrics experience will be great at this center with yearly deliveries running into thousands of babies.
  •  A 2 week experience in a rural community center setting where students will be exposed to rural and tropical medicine of all forms including diarrheal diseases, malaria, skin diseases, minor surgeries, incisions and drainage, delivery of babies and treatment of other tropical diseases. Designated College of Medicine faculty will provide supervision