In a bid to encourage professionalism and excellence among future doctors, Flying Doctors Nigeria, a leading air ambulance service in Nigeria and West Africa, organised an essay competition to drive medical students into intense medical research for increased knowledge.
The essay competition which allows medical students in Nigeria to participate in writing an essay with a topic chosen by the organiser, the aim is to improve the medical profession by building a right foundation for medical students.
The inaugural event held at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, witnessed Ade Akingboye Opemipo, a 300 level student of college of medicine, University of Lagos, Akoka emerging as winner of the essay competition with a prize money of N100,000 with five medical students from LASUTH and LUTH participating.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Ola Orekunrin, medical director and founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria said that the competition is aimed at helping medical students in the country think out of the box in providing medical solution to citizens constantly faced with health challenge.
“Flying Doctors Nigeria, hopes to continue this as an annual event and believe awards and competitions such as these will improve the medical education in Nigeria and will further improve the medical system,” Orekurin said.
Winner of the essay competition, Ade-Akingboye Opemipo, offered advice to future doctors that they should allow the competition prepare them for the challenges ahead. Those in attendance were the provost of LASUTH as well as a few medical professors of the teaching hospital