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UI Pharmacy Graduate Wins ExxonMobil Scholarship, Gains Oxford University MSc Admission

A 2019 graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan (UI), Pharm. Adeola Bamisaiye has recently been awarded the highly sought-after ExxonMobil scholarship enabling her to pursue an MSc Degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine at one of the Topmost-ranked Universities in the World, University of Oxford, United Kingdom(UK).

Campus News Reporter, Adedeji Oluwasegun, in an interview with Pharm. Bamisaiye yesterday, October 5th, 2021 gathered that the email was sent to her on May 19th, 2021.

According to the email, the MSc programme is to start in October 2021 and end in September 2022.

Pharm. Bamisaiye on her LinkedIn Page yesterday made the following statements; “

Guess who got into Oxford?!?!?!

I am soooo thrilled, to be starting my Masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford. I was awarded the ExxonMobil Scholarship by the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford. The scholarship covers tuition, stipend, health immigration surcharge, travel and visa cost.

I got admission offers into the 5 UK schools I applied to, and I was also nominated for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship by the University of Bristol.

I am so grateful to God, who consistently performed all the million “little” miracles, to get me here. I am also grateful to everyone that has contributed to my journey.

My parents – whose shoulders I stand on, to reach success.

My referees – Prof. Iruka Okeke, Oladapo Adetunji and Dr. O. S. Alabi (one of my referees submitted a reference letter for me on C.hristmas day! I am truly blessed to have kind lecturers). I am grateful to Prof. Odeku as well (former dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, UI), who responded swiftly to my requests, and the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, who sent me a congratulatory letter.

Those who reviewed my essay – Segun Afolaranmi , Omotayo Olaoye , Aniekan Ekpenyong, Michael Ojo, DVM. Cynthia Amakiri, Victor Oyebanji DVM, MVSc and Mr. Onwen.

Special thanks to GetIn Education Consulting I paid and attended the graduate school Bootcamp they organized in 2020 and learnt how to write winning essays, we had practical classes on how to revamp your statement of purpose and CV from average to one that stands out, mistakes to avoid e.t.c. By the time I was done, I knew what a winning application should look like and I started working towards that.

Putting together my application cost me so much time (about 4 months) and mental energy. It was a very intense period for me, because within those months, I was also studying online with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for the Postgraduate certificate in Global Health (which is quite demanding), preparing for my Pharmacists Pre-registration Exam and I also had to take the IELTS. But I am super glad it paid off. I’m grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to paying it back by using the knowledge and skills I’ll gain from this course, to contribute solutions to health problems, particularly in the field of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance #amr

Adeola Bamisaiye is a Pharmacist with interest in Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious Diseases and Global Health.
She is currently pursuing the MSc Degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford and she looks forward to making significant impact in research and work on important global health projects during the course of her career.

When asked by Campus News Reporter as regards what she intends doing after the completion of her current MSc Programme, Bamisaiye replied as follows; “Work at the intersection of research and global health”

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