The Imo State University Owerri was re-established in 1992, following state creation and the ceding of the old Imo State University to Abia State. The College of Medicine which had existed in the old University could not immediately take off due to lack of facilities.,

However, in the 1995/96 session, the Health Sciences section of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences took off with the admission of Students to read Medical Laboratory Sciences. This Department has since been graduating students. The first batch of medical students was admitted in the 1998/99 session.

The college obtained Preclinical accreditation in 2002. Thereafter the students sat for the first 2nd MB,BS Examination in June 2003. The first clinical accreditation was granted in December 2006. Subsequently 2 sets of students have sat for the 3rd MB,BS Examination.

The pioneers sat for the 5th MB,BS Examination in 2008. The College is fully accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the National University Commission (NUC).

Following the signing of the College act in May 2007 by the former Visitor and Governor of the state, Chief Achike Udenwa two faculties were carved out of the college namely.

1. Faculty of Health sciences comprising 3 departments namely: Medical Laboratory Science, Optometry and Nursing Sciences.

2. Faculty of Medicine comprising 13 departments namely: Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Medical Microbiology/ Parasitology, Chemical Pathology, Morbid Anatomy/ Histopathology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology. Officers have been appointed for the faculties and the various departments.


The philosophy is to educate health professionals in a way that is attuned to the health needs of the society. This commitment should be reflected in a community - oriented approach with emphasis on Primary Health Care.


The aims and objectives of the benchmark and minimum academic standards are to train students to become:
a). Providers of health care to individuals and communities
b). Health advocates for the needs of communities
c). Investigators of the causes of diseases and other health problems
d). Health educators
e). Knowledgeable in health policies, health management and global health issues


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- The Influence Educational Status on Genital Tract Infections

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