The Baptist Medical Centre (BMC) now known as Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) also has training programmes, for pre-reigistration House Officers and for Doctors undergoing their General Medical Practice Training (Parts I & II)
Apart from these constituent parts and annexes, different departments and services could also be identified.
All these departments work together as a team to complete the tripartite ministry of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Preaching, Teaching and Healing, for the glory of God and the blessing of humanity within and without the base in Ogbomoso.
Transformation to Teaching Hospital
The College of Health Sciences was the brain child of the current Vice-Chancellor Professor Timothy A. Olagbemiro. In November 2008 the National Universities Commission(NUC) visited the University to inspect its facilities for the establishment of the College of Health Sciences and subsequently granted approval to run the M.B.B.S, B. Sc Anatomy and B. Sc Physiology programmes a couple of months later. These programmes were designed and anchored on the philosophy of providing a sound and truly professional basis for the training of medical scientists and other health related workers. The philosophy is aimed at developing in students an appreciation and comprehensive knowledge of health and health related problems in the local community through engagement and exposure in outreach community health problems. Moreover, the programmes are to provide an in-depth knowledge base of medicine, clinical skills and aptitude to enable the products engage in intellectual inquiry for solving societal problems in health and health-related fields. The programmes are also geared towards producing medical doctors who will successfully integrate their faith with medical practice and promote Christian ethics in their profession.
The College foundation Provost, Professor Wale Akinsola is a renown nephrologist from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital(O.A.U.T.H).He was formerly the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU), Chief Medical Director(C.M.D) of O.A.U.T.H, C.M.D, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and Acting Vice-Chancellor LAUTECH. He pioneered the College and invited eminent medical scientists and consultants to assist in the design of the curriculum and take-off of the College. The College started with an initial student intake of thirty-five (35) comprising twenty-two (22) for M.B.B.S, seven (7) for B.Sc Anatomy and six (6) for B.Sc Physiology students who were transferred from the Faculty of Science after duly undergoing a screening exercise in January 17, 2009.
On the expiration of the tenure of Professor Wale Akinsola as the Provost of the College in March, 2009 Professor Olufunso .O Olorunsogo, HOD Biochemistry, formerly Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) and Acting Vice- Chancellor, University of Ibadan became the Acting Provost. He consolidated the achievements of his predecessor and established the College structure through continued staff recruitment. Under his supervision the 100 level students transferred from the Faculty of Science were properly registered into the College at the beginning of the second semester.
Professor Oluwole A. Adebo, a cardiac surgeon and former Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, assumed duty as Provost in October 12, 2009.
Professor J. Bayonle Fakunle was later appointed the foundation Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Academic activities for the 2009/2010 session commenced in earnest in the Faculty on September 28, 2009 with the full support of the full-time and associate lecturers.
Professor Adebo worked relentlessly until the programme secured accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in June, 2012. However, following his demise in September 2012, Professor A.O. Soladoye continued to head the College as the Acting Provost. Professor T.A. Adewole was later appointed as the Provost and Chief Medical Director for a period of one year between January 2013 - February 2014. After his tenure, the Management deemed it fit to separate the office of the Provost from the Chief Medical Director which later Professor A.O. Soladoye was made the substantive Provost of the College from 2014 till date while Prof. S.U. Eyesan became the Ag. Chief Medical Director till date.
The College of Health Sciences is located in two campuses viz at Iwo, Osun State and at Ogbomosho, Oyo State (the campus of the College Administration and of the Teaching Hospital)
At the inception of the College, academic programmes commenced in three areas, viz
The programmes have been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Concil of Nigeria (MDCN). The B.Sc. programmes run for 4 years while the MB,BS programme runs for 6 years (from 100 level). Other programmes are likely to be added in future.
The curriculum for the MB, BS programme is unique as it was set out to emphasize vertical and horizontal integrations.
As the College also shares the general motto: Excellence and Godliness, the College is determined to produce graduates who would be academically sound and full of Godly virtues.