Graduating from a Pharmacy school is not a guarantee that you are no longer a student. Pharmacy internship in Nigeria is a one year compulsory program for a fresh pharmacy graduate to go into training under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
To qualify as a Pharmacy intern, You will have to obtain a Pharmacy degree in any accredited pharmacy school within and outside the country. In Nigeria, After B.Pharm or Pharm D. education, you will be awarded a Provisional Pharmacy license (Form G) by the Pharmacy council of Nigeria.
Therefore, the induction ceremony/Oath taking is a birth of an amateur pharmacist who must pass through a compulsory one year training before being a full licensed pharmacist.
Internship in Nigeria can be done in any accredited pharmacy internship centers in Nigeria. The centers can be;
- Hospital pharmacy (State or federal)
- Community pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Administrative and Consulting Pharmacy( such as PCN, NAFDAC, NDLEA, NPHCDA)
- Pharmaceutical Research centers such as (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).
Which type of internship center is best for training?
The answer to this question is no center. All training centers are very good and are monitored by the Pharmacy board to ascertain the level of training interns get – that is the reason for accreditation.
Most times, young pharmacists are hazy when choosing an internship center. Some are challenged with the monetary benefits to gain from choosing a center. But, from a personal experience, It is better to define the types of Career to pursue in Pharmacy Profession immediately you graduate. You can choose to follow that part through your training.
Secondly, You need to be versatile. That you are working in a pharmaceutical industry will not stop patients or relations from asking you, “what dose of Paracetamol can i take?” or still, “what is the difference between a Gel and an ointment?”
Therefore, when choosing a center, try to choose a different area from what you have done before during your Industrial Training or Clerkship. In other words, try an entirely different field of pharmacy practice.
See also How to apply for internship in US
Current List of PCN accredited centers in Nigeria
The Pharmacy internship centers in Nigeria are grouped into the 8 PCN zones, you can search a center by zone. Below is the 8 zones of the Pharmcay Council of Nigeria.
- North-West zone
- North-East zone
- South-West zone
- Lagos Zone
- South-South zone
- South-East zone
- Abuja Zone
- North-Central zone
Note: These centers are not an exhaustive list, also, any center can loose or obtain accreditation anytime. Please, visit any PCN office for update.
- 44, Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
- Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria.
- Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna.
- National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna.
- Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, T/Wada, Kaduna.
- Ishara Pharmaceutical Chemist, Kaduna.
- Osbud-K Pharmacy Limited.
- Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano.
- National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano.
- Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa, Kano.
- Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kofar Mata, Kano.
- Federal Medical Center, Katsina.
- General Hospital, Katsina.
- Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi.
- Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital Birnin Kebbi.
- Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kudu.
- General Hospital, Dutse.
- Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
- Federal Medical Center, Gusau.
- Federal Medical center, Gombe.
- General Hospital, Kaltungu, Gombe State.
- State Specialist Hospital Gombe, Jekadafari.
- Federal Medical center, Yola. Lamido Zubairo Way.
- Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Federal Low-cost Housing Estate, Maiduguri.
- General Hospital Mubi, Adamawa State.
- General Hospital, Numan, Adamawa State.
- Specialist Hospital, Yola.
- Federal Medical Center, 1. Hospital Road, Jalingo.
- Specialist Hospital, Jolly Nyame Way, Jalingo.
- Federal medical centre Nguru, Yobe state.
- General Hospital, Hadejia, Damaturu.
- General Sanni Abacha Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, Gujba Road, Damaturu.
- Federal Medical Centre, Azare.
- Specialist Hospital, Bauchi.
- State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri, Shehu Laminu Way, Maiduguri.
- UmaruShehu Specialist Hospital, Bulumkutu Ward, Jos Road, Maiduguri.
- University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Bama Road, Maiduguri.
- Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti.
- Specialist Hospital, Ado-Ekiti/University Teaching Hospital.
- State Specialist Hospital, Ikole – Ekiti.
- Juli Pharmacy, Ado-Ekiti.
- Federal Medical Center, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
- Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta.
- Oba Ademola II Maternity Hospital, Ijemo, Abeokuta, Ogun State Provisional.
- Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital.
- Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta.
- State Hospital Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
- State Hospital Otta, Ogun State.
- State Hospital, Ijebu Ode.
- State Hospital, Sokenu, Abeokuta.
- DrugField Pharmacy Ltd, Lynson Chemical Avenue, Km 38 Lagos- Abeokuta Express way, Sango-Otta.
- Evans Medical Plc, Agbara.
- Fontana Pharmaceutical company Ltd., No.5, Ejinrin Road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
- Fontana Pharmaceutical company Ltd., No83 (now 98) Ibadan road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
- Idera Pharmacy Ltd. 13/14, Adigbe Road, Onikoko Abeokuta.
- Precious Pharmacy 114, Obafemi Awolowo Avenue, Ibara Abeokuta.
- Central Medical Store, Akure.
- Federal Medical Center, Owo.
- State Specialist Hospital, Akure.
- State Specialist Hospital.
- Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Idi-seke, Osogbo.
- Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ilesha Rd, IleIfe.
- Osun State Specialist Hospital, Osun State.
- State Hospital Asubiaro, Osogbo.
- State Hospital, Ede Cottage Area, Ede
- Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University.
- Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Yemetu.
- Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Illorin-Ibadan Road Osupa, Ogbomoso, Ibadan.
- Jericho Nursing Home, Ibadan.
- Jericho Specialist Hospital, Jericho Area GRA, Ibadan.
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso,
- Oni Memorial Hospital, Ibadan.
- Ring Road Sate Hospital, Adeoyo.
- State Hospital Ogbomoso, Ogbomoso South Sunsun Area, Oyo State.
- State Hospital, Off MKO Abiola Way, Ring Road, Ibadan Oyo State.
- University College Hospital, Ibadan.
- Biodun & Yemi Gilead Pharmacy, Ibadan.
- Favos pharmacy, new bodija, Ibadan.
- Fumac Pharmacy, Mobil Area, Ibadan.
- Goodall Pharmacy & Stores, Owode.
- Oluyole Chemists N4/940, Yemetu Ibadan.
- Taladon Pharmacy Ltd., No.6, Queen Elizabeth Rd., Mokola, Ibadan.
- Trumed Pharmacy, SW9/1427, New Adeoyo Hospital Road, off Ring Road, Ibadan.
- University Health Center, University of Ibadan.
- 445, Nigerian Air Force Hospital, PWD, Ikeja.
- 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba.
- Emel Hospital Ltd, Festac Town, Lagos.
- Federal Medical Centre (Nigerian Railway Corporation) Ebute Metta, Lagos.
- Lagos State Hospital Management Board, Lagos.
- Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
- Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
- National Maritime Authority Staff Clinic, Apapa, Lagos.
- Military Hospital, Obafemi Awolowo Way (Creek Rd), Ikoyi, Lagos.
- Mobil Clinic, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
- Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Nigerian Naval Hospital, Navy Town, Ojoo, Lagos.
- Nigerian Ports Authority Hospital, Lagos.
- Medvacc Pharmacy Ltd.
- Mega Care Limited, 96, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Troop Pharmacy, 2 Dr.Fasheun Street, Ago-palace way, Lagos.
- Mondi Pharmacy Ltd.Shop 70-72, Ikota Shopping Complex, Victoria Garden City.
- Mophet Pharmacy Ltd., 23a Adeola Odeku Street. Victoria Island.
- Neimeth Plc,Plot 16 Doherty Akanni Layout, Oregun.
- Nett Pharmacy Ltd. 33 opebi Road Ikeja, Lagos State.
- Nigeria Railway Corporation, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
- Osbud Pharmacy & Stores, by Texaco Petrol Station, Festac Town, Lagos.
- Pharma Solution, 27 Commercial Avenue, Yaba, Lagos.
- Pharmacare support Group Ltd.,51 Road, Festac Town, Lagos.
- Primeah Pharmacy 5 Cardoso Street, Awodiora Ajegunle, Lagos.
- Ranbaxy Nig. Ltd., Isolo Ind. Estate, Lagos.
- Reals Pharmacy Plc,Plot 5 Alhaji Junaid Dosunmu Street CBD, Alausa.
- Remedy Drug plus 4 NBC Road Enute Ikorodu, Lagos State.
- Rosec Pharmacy Ltd,50 Babs Animashaun Street, Surulere, Lagos.
- Salem Gates Pharmacy Ltd., 13, Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos.
- Shell Clinic,21/22 Marina Road, Lagos.
- Silken Pharmacy & Health Shop, 20 Kofo Abayomi Street, Apapa, Lagos.
- Silverline Pharmaceutical Ltd 18 Olatunde Onimole Street Surulere, Lagos State.
- SKG Pharma.7/9, Sapara Street, Ikeja Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Slon Pharmacy, 109 Governor’s Road Ikotun, Lagos.
- Springcare Pharmacy Ltd. No. 2, Ajayi Aina Street, Opposite Deeper Life Church, Ifako – Gbagada, Lagos.
- St. Nicholas Hospital.57 Campbell Street, V.I, Lagos.
- Swipha Ltd., 5, Dopemu Road, Agege, Lagos.
- Tabade Pharmacy Chemist Liited, 1, Majaro Street, Onike, Yaba.
- Tabade Pharmacy Chemist Ltd., 1 Banji Adewole Street, Akoka, Yaba.
- Teo Pharmacy Stores Nig. Ltd, Akowonjo.
- Toten Pharmacy Shop 29 Jaf Plaza Estate Junction OdonNta Junction, Ikorodu Lagos State.
- Trustee Drugs and MedicaL Supplies, 2/3 Vac Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos.
- Trustee Drugs Limited,3, Thomas Ajufo Street , Ikeja.
- Victory Drugs, Plot 57A, 11 Road, Opp. 111 Road, Festac Town, Lagos.
- Wellmart Pharmacy & Health Shop Ifadeyi Street Olowoira Road Isheri, Lagos.
- Wellness Pharmacy & Mart, 29, Doyin Omololu Street, Off Demurin Road, Lagos
- Whitehood Pharmacy Ltd., 2nd Avenue, Road Between E&F Close, Festac Town, Lagos.
- School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
- Alpha Pharmacy, 2B Alabi Street Ikeja.
- Boluke Pharmacy, 16, Iju Rd, Agege.
- Canice Hans Pharmacy 1 Aderigbe Street Ogosco Bustop Surulere, Lagos.
- Jubilee Pharmacy Limited, 20 Adeniyi Adefioye Street, Ikate, Surulere, Lagos.
- Chemart Pharmacy Ltd. Centoye Plaza 14 Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos.
- Chevron Hospital, 23/24, Adekunle Osomo Soluyi, Gbagada.
- Eko Hospital Plc, 31Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road, Lagos.
- Cipla Evans, plot 6 Abimbola Way, Isolo.
- Constanstar Pharmacy Ltd., Ikorodu, Lagos.
- Healthage Pharmacy Ltd. 2 Tokumbo Aiu Street, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Consultant Pharmacy Ltd, 1 Rabaka Street, Owode Ibeshe Ikorodu, Lagos.
- D-Hub Pharmacy & Health Shop, Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Dlightsom Mount Ltd. Ajah, Lekki axis of Lagos state.
- Drug Consult Pharmacy, 52, Shipeolu Street Palmgrove Lagos.
- Ejemen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 176, Isawo Road, opposite Appolan School Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos.
- Elpha Pharmacy, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.,Plot 3C, Aswani Market Road, Isolo, Lagos.
- Franna Pharmacy Plc, Plot 7 Omole Layout, Lateef Jakande Rd., Ikeja.
- Franpat Pharmacy, 31, Road Festac town, Lagos.
- Vitabiotic Nigeria Ltd., 35 Mobolaji Johnson Acenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Glaxo SmithKline Plc, Industrial Layout, Ilupeju.
- Hasmut Pharmacy, 27, Ijegun, Ikeja.
- Haven Pharmacy and Healthshop, 116, Ogudu Road Ogudu, Ojota, Lagos.
- Health Serve Pharmacy, 4, Alhaja Oluwakemi Street, Anthony Village, Lagos.
- Healthplus Pharmacy 11B Victoria Arobieke Street Lekki Phase 1 Off Admiralty way Lekki, Lagos State.
- Healthplus Pharmacy Bloc 121 T. F. Kuboye Road Alternative Route, Lekki, Lagos State.
- Healthplus Pharmacy Ikeja City Mall Ikeja, Lagos State.
Afronchies Pharmacy Ltd 7 Addo Road Aja, Lagos State.
- Healthplus Pharmacy Ltd,53 Isaac John St, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Healthplus Pharmacy Shop C1 Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere, Lagos State.
- Hess Integrated Pharmacy, 130 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
- Jawa Pharmacy Limited, Isolo.
- Jaykay Pharmacy Ltd.,32/34, Calcutta Crescent, Apapa.
- Juli Plc, 19 Kodesoh Street, Ikeja.
- Lugz Pharmaceutical Ltd, 35, Lagos Road Benson Busstop Ikorodu, Lagos.
- Macojo Pharmacy, 13 T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, Lagos.
- May and Baker Plc, 3/5, Sapara Street, Ikeja Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Med Konsult Pharmacy Ltd. 16 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- Medcourt Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 76, Ogudu Road, Ogudu, Lagos.
- Medlink Pharmacy Ltd.,4 Sunmola Street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.
- Medplus Pharmacy Ltd., 45a Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- Medshop Healthcare Ltd 21 Samuel Awoniyi street Off salvation Road, Opebi, Lagos.
Akwa Ibom State
- University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo
- Amela Pharmacy, No 12, Nwaniba Rd, Uyo.
- Onestop Nigeria Ltd, No 17, Nwaniba Rd, Uyo.
- Quenthall Limited Pharmacy, No 245 Oron Rd, Uyo.
Cross River State
- General Hospital, Calabar.
- University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar.
- Central Hospital Agbor Old Lagos/Asaba Road Agbor, Delta State.
- Central Hospital, Sapele along Market Road Sapele.
- Central Hospital, Ughelli (Mariere Memorial Hospital) Along Otere Road Ughelli.
- Chevron Hospital, Off NPA Expressway Warri, Delta State
- Central Hospital Warri.
- Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara.
- Federal Medical Centre Asaba, No.1 Anwai Road Asaba, Delta State.
- EDU Pharm Konsult Nig. Ltd 16 en Azinge Street (former Jasset)Cake Pt, Asaba Delta State.
- Safari Pharmacy, N0 46, Ogunu Road, Warri, Delta State.
- Johnson and Joes Chemist Ltd. 57 Gnuwa Road, Warri
- Shell Industrial Area Hospital, Port Harcourt.
- University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt.
- Barata Pharmaceutical company Ltd., 416 Ikwere Road, Rumuokuta, Port-Harcourt.
- Central Hospital, Sapele Road, Benin-City.
- Irrua Specialist Hospital.
- Psychiatric Hospital, New Lagos Road, Benin City.
- University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Ugbowo Benin City.
- Coka Pharmacy and Stores, 17 & 18 Adesua Road, G.R.A, Benin City.
- Nomagbon Pharmacy, Upper Lawani Street, Benin-City.
- VJ Essex Pharmacy, 137 Ekewam Road, Benin-City.
- Federal Medical Centre, P.M.B. 522, Hospital Road, Ovom, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
- General Hospital, Sagbama.
- Niger-Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri.
- Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba.
- Federal Medical Center, Umuahia.
- Rufus Obi Pharmacy, Aba.
- Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Awka.
- Center for Community Medicine, Neni.
- Comprehensive Health Center, Ukpo.
- General Hospital Onitsha, Awka Road.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi.
- St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha.
- King Size Pharmaceuticals Nig. Limited, Ogidi.
- Pax Pharmacy Limited, 80 Awka Road, Onitsha.
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
- Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki .
- Presbyterian Join Hospital, Uburu.
- Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Emene, Enugu.
- Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
- Federal Neuropsychiatric, Hospital, Enugu.
- National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.
- University of Nigeria Medical Centre, Nsukka.
- University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNN
- Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
- General Hospital Owerri, Imo State.
- General Hospital, Umuguma Road, Owerri.
- Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu.
Federal Capital Territory
- Abuja University Teaching Hospital.
- Asokoro District Hospital, Asokoro.
- Garki General Hospital, Area 3.
- General Hospital Wuse.
- Maitama District Hospital, Maitama.
- National Assembly Clinic, Abuja.
- National Hospital, Abuja.
- State House Clinic, Asokoro.
- Dollar Pharmacy, Asokoro.
- Jonik Pharmacy, Area 11,Garki.
- Zagbayi Pharmacy, Wuse.
- Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abuja.
- National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, (NIPRD) Abuja.
- Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Idu Industrial Layout, Abuja.
National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Abuja.
- Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.
- Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi.
- General Hospital Gboko, Benue State.
- General Hospital, Otukpo, Benue State.
- Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
- General Hospital, Okene, Kogi State.
- General Hospital Offa, Kwara State.
- University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
- Aromokeye Pharmacy Limited, Oluhnseyi Shopping Complex, Opp. ‘A’ Division, Ilorin.
- Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital/State Specialist Hospital, Lafia.
- Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.
- Federal Medical Centre, Bida.
- General Hospital Minna.
- Christian Hospital, Vom.
- General Hospital, Pankshin.
- General Hospital, Pankshin, Jos.
- Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos.
- Military Hospital Jos.
- Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos.
- Christian Central Pharmacy, Jos.
- ECWA Central Pharmacy, Jos.
In conclusion, before considering a best place for you for Pharmacy Internship in Nigeria. Make sure you research about any of the centers and choose the one that will suit you.