Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital, Ibadan(ARD-UCH), was established in 1967 and currently made up of about 700 members comprising Resident Doctors, Senior Medical Officers, Medical Officers, Dental Officers and House Officers.
It is the largest single Resident Doctor’s association in Nigeria and an influential member of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors(NARD). It is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Its members form a major workforce of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
In 1967, the Association of Resident Doctors became a product of a tutorial group for doctors who were interested in postgraduate medical education oversees under Late Professor Emmanuel Olaofe Olurin(FRCS) and in 1968 Mr Olajide Ajayi FRCS was elected as the first President of the association. The association has since then produced leaders who are renowned in the medical profession both locally and internationally. Fresh in our memory is the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, and the current Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse A. Otegbayo, who were respectively former Presidents of ARD-UCH in 1984/1985 and 1995/1996.
To promote the interest and foster closer ties and relationship among its members.
To maintain a close relationship with the National Medical Association and its affiliate bodies.
To promote improvement in healthcare delivery in Nigeria. To cooperate with other bodies with similar aims and objectives.
To consider and express its views on all proposed regulations, policies and legislation affecting the training of medical doctors in Nigeria and other aspects of medical practice.