In April 2016, the Akindolie Medical Scholarship was established to honour the memory of Dr Frank Olufemi Akindolie, a German-trained doctor who built a successful medical practice in Lagos, Nigeria, whilst also supporting the pipeline of future UK junior doctors. This is important because morale amongst junior doctors is at an all time low due to the many challenges of working within an over-burdened healthcare system.
The scholarship is privately funded and is specifically aimed at supporting UK medical students from a minority ethnic background, a group that is under-represented within UK medical schools. It comprises an annual bursary of £1,500 together with leadership mentoring and support.
The inaugural, 2016 Akindolie Medical Scholarship was awarded to Folashade Oyewole (a talented 5th year medical student at Imperial College, London) at the British Medical Association in September 2016.
1) must be full time students at a UK medical school. Students currently at secondary school and still considering a career in medicine are not eligible to apply
2) must be from a BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) background
3) must demonstrate both:
– an excellent academic record; and
– a demonstrable track record of giving back to society outside their medical studies.
Candidates should send their CV, a detailed covering letter and a 300 word statement explaining why they consider themselves the best candidate for the scholarship to: AkindolieScholarship@gmail.com.
31st August 2017. The scholarship will be awarded by the end of September 2017.
Read more about the scholarship HERE .