The Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Medical School Complex was enacted by a Cabinet decision made in April of 1961 following recommendations made by the Sir Eric Ashby’s commission on Post-Secondary Education in Nigeria.

Over the years the Lagos University Teaching Hospital has remained one of the best Teaching/Specialist Hospitals in the country.

LUTH is the hospital in Nigeria with the highest concentration of skilled medical and paramedical staff in different areas of medicine. This explains the reason why LUTH is always the focus when foreign countries, oil companies and even highbrow private hospitals in Nigeria are on a recruitment drive for manpower.


The Lagos University Teaching Hospital is desirous of recruiting professionally committed Medical Doctors and Dentists into its Residency Training Programmes in the following Specialties:

1. Anaesthesia
2. Child Dental Health
3. Clinical Pathology
4. Community Health and Primary Care
5. Haematology & Blood Transfusion
6. Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
7. Internal Medicine
8. Family Medicine
9. Anatomic & Molecular Pathology
10. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
11. Oral Maxillofacial Pathology/Biology
12. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
13. Paediatrics
14. Psychiatry
15. Radiodiagnosis
16. Restorative Dentistry
17. Radiation Biology & Radiotherapy
18. Ophthalmology
19. Ear, Nose & Throat
20. Preventive Dentistry
21. Orthopaedic & Traumatology
22. Surgery.

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