For aspiring medical physicians in the nation, the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) College of Medicine is undoubtedly the premier teaching facility with top-notch medical technology.
Six colleges make up the University: College of Medicine and Health Sciences; College of Law; College of Engineering; College of Social and Management Sciences; College of Sciences; and the College of Postgraduate Studies.
The top university’s medical students will soon benefit from an improved education that includes vibrant worldwide exposure; thanks to a recent relationship with John Hopkins Hospital, the oldest and most prestigious healthcare organization in the United States.
The deal, which was mediated by the Little by Little Foundation, will allow the institution’s final-year Medical and Health Sciences students to receive a year of rigorous training at John Hopkins Hospital in the US. The change is anticipated to help ABUAD gain recognition as one of the top private colleges in Africa, and worldwide.
Speaking at the agreement signing in Ado-Ekiti, the founder of ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, praised the grand patron of the foundation, Chief Adegoke Ajayi, for his efforts in ensuring the success of the agreement with the John Hopkins Hospital; a move he said would further expose the students to the global community.
According to Babalola, ABUAD has made a significant contribution to the growth of the country’s educational and healthcare sectors over the past 13 years through high-caliber research, instruction, and volunteer work.
He gave advice to the potential students who will benefit from the agreement to stick with their careers and be prepared to give back to the school and society.
Adding, he said “Through this foundation and the agreement today, ABUAD medical students will be able to acquire additional medical education from the oldest and most respected hospital in the United States.”
Dr. Tokunbo Ajayi, a representative of Johns Hopkins, praised the ABUAD management for the collaboration. According to him, the arrangement with John Hopkins Hospital was only made in order to give the students of the university the best possible chance of succeeding as full-fledged medical students in Nigeria’s healthcare system.
Ajayi concluded by saying “We want the students to be proud of this noble institution and we believe that through the program we are creating, we will achieve the expected results. The certification we are giving them will open doors for them in the medical space and as well as enable Ekiti people to get the world best medical attention through ABUAD.”