Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Flying doctors Nigeria Empowers Medical Students with Award
The Flying Doctors Nigeria, medical director and founder, Dr Ola Orekunrin has together with her FDN team, come up with an initiative to help encourage medical students and they have come up with a project where medical students research and write an essay on a topic given by Flying Doctors Nigeria to the students.
The project is to appreciate and reward excellence in research skills of medical students and for Flying Doctors Nigeria to help improve the Nigerian medical system starting with the students.
This year's essay topic was titled 'why Nigerians die' and over 20 medical students from Lasuth and Medilag sent in amazing essays from which the best 4 were chosen. The award ceremony organized by Flying Doctors Nigeria held on the 28th of march,2013 at the LASUTH auditorium.
The awards played host to medical students from lasuth and medilag as well as some medical professors and a representative of the provost of LASUTH. Dr Ola Orekunrin gave a speech on why Nigerians die from a medical perspective and educated the students on how they can help change and improve the medical system in Nigeria.The 4 medical students whose essay were chosen as the top 4 were called to each give a minuite speech on why Nigerians die as well.
The winner of the essay competition was a 300L student from medilag, Ade-Akingboye Opemipo and she was presented with a cheque of 100,000 Naira given by Flying Doctors Nigeria.
Flying Doctors Nigeria plans to make this an annual event and hopes to get more medical students from all medical schools across Nigeria to participate.