Friday, 27th of August, brought an end to the time of class Eximus Grandis as medical students at Obafemi Awolowo University. The two-time Wale Okediran Cup champions have spent more than the official six years being medical students and are looking forward to their lives as medical doctors. So, today, we’ll be sharing an exclusive interview with Dr Chiamaka Osarhiaekhimen.
Generally, members of the class have a rich store of knowledge and experience that will benefit IFUMSAites and Medical students across the globe. Consequently, we have reached out to several class members to ask about their experiences and what they look forward to as official working members of society.
The Medical Dream achieved
One of the first dreams of all medical students is to be one of the best graduating students in their set. However, this dream is usually crushed in the part 2 class after the first Medical Board examinations.
For many medical students, the part 3 class is less considered a chilling class. At this point, many medical students start considering other dreams apart from being one of the best graduating students in their class. If the medical student’s dream is not crushed in the preclinical class, especially the part 4 class will most likely put this dream to bed. However, this wasn’t the case for Dr Chiamaka Osarhiaekhimen. She is not only the best graduating medical student in her class but has also received distinctions in every medical course she has taken throughout her time at Obafemi Awolowo University.
While this feat seems impossible, she has done it effortlessly. However, as a medical student, I know that what she has done is nearly impossible. We have reached out to courses for immense experience and to be a beacon of hope for many medical students looking to follow in her footsteps.
Interview with Dr Chiamaka Osarhiaekhimen
MediVoice: What was your best experience in OAU?
I can’t pick just one. However, I would say the times I hung out with my friends.
MediVoice: What was your best and worse course in preclinical?
My worst course in preclinical was Histology. My best was Physiology.
MediVoice: What was your best and worse course in clinicals?
I can’t say that I had a worst course. However, I didn’t enjoy Dermatology. My best course was Psychiatry.
MediVoice: Do you plan to practice medicine and have a specialty in mind?
I plan to practice. It could change, but for now, I’m thinking of a branch of Internal Medicine.
MediVoice: Apart from medicine, what other thing did you do during your time in medicine?
I was an active member of AIESEC. Then, I dabbled in a few other things.
MediVoice: In terms of your relationship status, are you signing out with Single honours or double honours? 🤪😌🤌🏻
I prefer to keep that aspect of my life private😅
MediVoice: What is your advice to medical students on going through Medical school?
Have a plan for what you want to come out of medical school, and try to stick to it. However, as you go on in school, your plans may change, and it’s completely okay to change your mind as long as you’re sure of what you’re doing.
MediVoice: What was the number one thing that got you through Medical school?
My relationship with God.
MediVoice: What is your worse experience in medical school?
In a seminar, I presented at the 400 level. It was terrible.
MediVoice: What was your best experience in medical school?
Our final year dinner, I think.
MediVoice: What would you do differently if you were to go through medical school again?
I would make more sacrifices for people.
MediVoice: What is your advice concerning the academics of medical school?
Just be consistent in whatever mode of reading you choose. Read something every day.
MediVoice: Who was your favourite lecturer or doctor?
I have favourites, but I would say Dr. Ibidun Oloniniyi.
MediVoice: What do you think is the best part of medical school?
That moment after the last exam during MB’s.
MediVoice: Did you ever feel like giving up or quitting medical school?
MediVoice: What class do you think is the most difficult?
MediVoice: What do you look forward to now that you are a medical doctor?
To read more of MediVoice interviews with members of the Eximus Grandis class, click here. Don’t forget to like, comment and share this post. Much love from here.