Medical internship also known as housemanship in Nigeria

Congratulations on passing your final medical examination or if you have just concluded the recent MDCN assessment examination and passed congratulations as well.

Now is that time of the year where your medical career is sitting right in front of you with many career prospects ahead of you. As a recent medical graduate you have a ladder path in your medical career.

The medical oath all start with your medical housemanship or internship. In Nigeria it’s simply called housemanship and the medical practitioner either a physician or a dental surgeon is called houseman or houseofficer.

Whereas in the abroad, this stage of a medical doctor career is known as internship and the medical doctors and dentists are known as interns.

Specifically in the US, they are called PGY1 (1st year post graduate) doctors or 1st year residents. In the UK, medical internship is known as FY1 (Foundation Year 1) and FY2 (Foundation Year 2) or F1 and F2.

In Nigeria, to become an houseman or intern, you must have completed:

  • your 6 years of medical school if you gained admission through the JAMB and Post UTME processes.
  • Or 5 years if you gained admission through the direct entry process.
  • Or if you graduated from an accredited medical school outside Nigeria and have passed the MDCN examination.

More details about the salary and how to kickstart your medical internship or housemanship training in Nigeria has been given in this article.

Which Hospitals Employ For Housemanship / Internship In Nigeria?

The federal, state, and privately owned hospitals accept medical graduates for houseman in Nigeria as long as they have their provisional license to practice.

List Of Hospitals That Accepts Medical Graduates For Housemanship Or Internship In Nigeria


  1.  Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba 
  2.  Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hosp. Nnewi 
  3.  Ebonyi State University Teaching Hosp., Abakaliki  
  4.  University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu  
  5.  Imo State University Teaching Hospital Orlu, Imo State  
  6.  Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka  
  7.  Madona University Teaching Hospital  
  8.  Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki 


  1.  University of Uyo Teaching Hospital  
  2.  University of Calabar Teaching Hospital  
  3.  University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City  
  4.  University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital  
  5.  Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara  
  6.  Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri  
  7.  Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada 


  1.  Lagos University Teaching Hospital, IdiAraba  
  2.  Olabisi Onabanjo (Ogun State) University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu
  3.  LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo / Ogbomoso  
  4.  OAU Teaching Hospital Complex, IleIfe  
  5.  University College Hospital, Ibadan  
  6.  Babcock University Teaching Hospital  
  7.  University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti  
  8.  Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja  
  9.  Federal Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti


  1. University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin  
  2.  Jos University Teaching Hospital  
  3.  University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada  
  4.  Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi  
  5.  Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos


  1.  University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital  
  2.  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi
  3. Federal teaching Hospital, Gombe


  1.  Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano  
  2.  Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria  
  3.  Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto



  1.  FMC Lokoja  
  2.  FMC Keffi  
  3.  FMC Makurdi  
  4.  FMC Bida  
  5.  FCT District Hospitals :
    • Asokoro
    • Maitama
    • Wuse
    • Kubwa
  6.  Armed Forces Hospital  
  7.  Plateau Hospital Jos  
  8.  General Hospital, Minna  
  9.  National Hospital Abuja 
  10.  Dalhatu Araf Hospital, Lafia  
  11.  State House Medical Centre Abuja  
  12.  Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna  
  13.  Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin  
  14.  Abuja clinics, Abuja  
  15.  Garki Hospital, Abuja


  1.  FMC Azare  
  2.  FMC Jalingo  
  3.  FMC Yola  
  4.  F MC Nguru  
  5.  State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri


  1.  FMC Katsina  
  2.  FMC Gusau  
  3.  FMC Birnin Kebbi  
  4.  FMC Birnin Kudu  
  5.  Murtala Hosp. Kano  
  6.  Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano  
  7.  Specialist Hospital, Sokoto  
  8.  General Hospital Katsina  
  9.  Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital Dutse, Jigawa State


  1.  FMC Owerri  
  2.  FMC Umuahia  
  3.  Parklane General Hospital, Enugu  
  4.  Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku  
  5.  St. Luke Hospital Anua  
  6.  General Hospital Onitsha


  1.  FMC Owo  
  2.  FMC Abeokuta  
  3.  General Hospital/Island Maternity/Massey Children’s Hospital, Lagos
  4.  State Hospital, Abeokuta  
  5.  State Hospital, Akure  
  6.  Dental Centre Complex Dugbe, Ibadan  
  7.  Naval Hospital, Ojo  
  8.  Ring Road Specialist Hospital Complex, Ibadan. (Ring Road State Specialist Hosp./Oni Memorial Children Hosp./Adeoye Maternity Hospital)
  9.  68th Armed Forces Hospital, Lagos  
  10.  48th Armed Forces Hospital, Lagos  
  11.  445NAF Hospital, Ikeja  
  12.  State Hospital Asubiaro, Osogbo  
  13.  Motayo Hospital, Ikeja 
  14.  Eko Hospital Plc, Ikeja 
  15.  St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos 
  16.  Seventh-day Adventist Hospital, IleIfe 
  17.  Baptist Medical Centre, Saki 
  18.  Duro Soleye Hospital, Ikeja  
  19.  Havanah Specialist Hospital Ltd, Surulere  
  20.  First Consultant medical centre Obalande  
  21.  State hospital IjebuOde  
  22.  State specialist hospital IkereEkiti  
  23.  Police Hospital Falomo, Lagos


  1. FMC Asaba  
  2. FMC EbuteMetta  
  3. FMC Yenagoa  
  4. Braithewaite Memorial Hospital, P/Harcourt  
  5. General Hospital, IkotEkpene  
  6. Immanuela General Hospital, Eket  
  7. Central Hospital, Benin City  
  8. Military Base Hospital, Benin  
  9. Oriafor Medical Centre Uromi, Edo state  
  10. Lily Hospital Warri, Delta state  

By Dr Nathaniel

Nat is a pioneer of His commitment to excellence in medical writing has earned him recognition as a trusted authority in the field. He have collaborated with leading healthcare organizations, authored thought-provoking articles, and played a pivotal role in raising health literacy levels across diverse audiences.

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