University of Medical Sciences, Ondo

University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (UNIMED) is a university of medical sciences in Ondo City, Nigeria, owned by the Ondo State Government, established in 2015. It is the third specialized medical university in Africa and Nigeria’s first specialized medical university to be accredited by the National Universities Commission.

The pioneer substantive Vice Chancellor of the University is Professor Friday Okonofua, a Nigerian professor of gynecology and the founder of Women Health and Action Research Centre, a non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in Benin City, which focuses on promoting female reproductive research


The establishment of the university was as a result of the bill signed into law in 2014 by Olusegun Mimiko, the executive governor of Ondo State, to establish a state university of medical sciences. The bill was proposed by the Ondo State House of Assembly under the Schedule 1, Section 5(2), and Article 39(1) of Ondo State Laws. The university’s first substantive Chancellor, Professor Friday Okonofua, was appointed on March 11, 2015 following the approval of the university by the National University Commission, NUC.  The current Vice chancellor of the university is Professor AdesegunFatusi.


The university consists of seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences
  • Faculty of Nursing Sciences
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Departments under Faculty of Sciences  are

  • Biological Sciences
  Animal Science,
  Environmental Science, 
  Plant Biology.
  • Physics (Physics Electronics)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Faculty Basic Medical Sciences

Departments are listed below;

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology

Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

Departments are listed below

  • Anatomic Pathology
Morbid Anatomy,
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Microbial Pathology
Medical Microbiology, 
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Departments are listed below

  • Community Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Paediatrics& Child Health
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Faculty of Dental Science

Departments are listed below

  • Child Dental Health
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Oral Medicine
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Biopharmacy
  • Pharmacognosy

Faculty of Public Health

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Health Economics and Health Management
  • Women’s Studies and Reproductive Health
  • Demography
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Education and Primary Health Care


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