The College of Medical Sciences was established 40 years ago by the University of Maiduguri act 83 of 1979. The main functions of the College are teaching, research and community service. Teaching and training of Medical Doctors and Allied Health Professionals to meet high international standards is one of the most important objectives of the College. The College has remained committed to this mandate and has remarkably grown since inception.
From the first set of 21 Doctors graduated in 1983, the College has so far graduated a total of 2645 medical doctors, 168 dental surgeons, 606 Human Anatomists, 534 Laboratory Scientists, 530 Radiographers, 200 Physiotherapists and 440 Nurses as of December 2018. The College in 2018 began to operate the collegiate system with five faculties, namely; Allied Health Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Basic Clinical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Dentistry. The Deans of faculties have been appointed to run each faculty and to assist the Provost with the affairs of the College.
The mission of College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri is to train high quality personnel in numbers which will make a significant difference to skill and expertise available for the solution of health problems of the country and to inculcate the highest standards of ethical and moral values in the trainees so that they will practice their profession selflessly and be relevant to their community, and thus contribute to the improvement of health of the people of Nigeria.
To produce competent human resources for health and to advance knowledge through research and community education.
Harold Scarborough Medical Library is located at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. It is fully functional & open to both staff & students.
The Center for Urology and Renal Research is located at the College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri.