Folakemi Olaokun

I’m Folakemi Olaokun, a 2nd Year Medical Student from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

The genes of tallness skipped me, and I am the shortest person in my family. I come up to shoulder height on everyone.

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Here’s a little bit more about me!

So, why medicine? Who or what inspired you to go to Medical School?

I tried to imagine what I could see myself doing in the future and medicine was the only thing that fit my interests and personality.

What’s been your highlight so far in Medical School?

We did dissections on cadavers which was really interesting to learn.

How do you learn/ study best?

I learn best by reading and talking to myself. I also learn by looking at labelled pictures or flow diagrams. I try to pay attention in class because I usually remember what I hear others say.

Aside from medicine, what are you passionate about?

I am passionate about fitness and health. I only started exercising of recent and since I started, I have more energy, I feel more confident and I would recommend it to everyone.

Why did you enter the ClinicalKey Global Challenge?

I entered to see how my medical school knowledge compares to international tests. I also did it because I wanted to see what it was about and how far I could go.

If we asked your friends/ family to describe you in three words what would they be?

Hardworking, ambitious, pleasant

Grey’s Anatomy or ER

Grey’s Anatomy

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