Medicine offers one the different options to choose a specialty, and depending on the specialty a doctor picks it can determine how long they spend their residency training and how much they can possibly earn in the future.

In Nigeria, residents wouldn’t need to bother much about discrepancy in salaries among their peers of similar rank because they are basically paid under the same salary structure of CONMESS.

However, as they progress to be Consultants, the salary earned among doctors might differ according to their specialties and much of it is also subjective of the doctor themselves.

Below we present to you the top specialties in Medicine according to their popularity among medical residents.

Top Residency Programs In Nigeria

Top residency programs in Nigeria includes


  • Anesthesia
  • Family Medicine
  • Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery


  • Family Dentistry
  • Dental Surgery

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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