Meet Dr. Akinade Adedoyin Ayomikun
I am Dr. Akinade Adedoyin Ayomikun from Nigeria. I lived in Lagos for the most part of my childhood, before going to Ukraine to study medicine for six years. My dad died while I was in my first year in university and that really was a major blow for me because we had such a close relationship, and we had plans for the future. Well, life goes on as people say, and life indeed went on, I graduated from university two years ago.
I returned to Nigeria, and proceeded to write my licensing exam which would enable to practice medicine in Nigeria, completed my one year mandatory internship program, and I am currently working as a medical officer at a private hospital in Lagos, preparing to write my licensing exam to practice medicine in the UK.
In my final year of medical school I had decided that I had to do a masters in Global Health because I wanted to contribute to the health sector in more ways than just diagnosing and treating illnesses alone. My major drive has always been how to prevent the spread of diseases and reduce its impact on societies. From understanding why people seek healthcare late, to learning about different health patterns and helping to create policies that help improve health services and health related quality of life, Global health always stood out for me.
I chose LSTM because of its rich history in research and the unrivalled learning opportunity it provides its students. In the few weeks that classes have commenced I believe I have made the best decision of my career by choosing LSTM.
The opportunity I have to study at LSTM is a dream come true for me. The privilege to learn from experienced researchers and teachers, and also with colleagues from different work and ethical backgrounds has really being of great benefit to me. The scholarship is incredibly helpful, as I would otherwise have been unable to attend LSTM now, because I am just starting out in my career with minimal savings to afford the tuition, although my family is very supportive my younger brother is also in the university and is fully financed by my mother who is a widow.
I hope to conduct research that proves beneficial in solving health problems, work with health agencies both locally and internationally and contribute my quota in improving global health. This scholarship has really given me the opportunity to grow and has brought me one step closer to achieving my dreams.
I am grateful for your generosity in funding the LSTM scholarship. It is an honour and a privilege to be a recipient of this award.
I am indeed very grateful for the opportunity to study at LTSM, this scholarship is pivotal in helping achieve my goals and desires to help improve health quality globally. I look forward to being able to give back to my community once I begin my career.
Thank you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve my goals.