- Full Name: Olayinka Wemimo Adeoye(Olufade)
- Course of Study: Microbiology
- Graduation Year: 2011
- Current Professional Title: Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab.
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): Evercare Hospital Lekki./li>
- Phone: 08054199388
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
I would say LCU chose me, I didn’t choose LCU. Professor Owoeye gave me an opportunity which I’m eternally grateful for.
Q2: What is your favourite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
My favorite lecturer was Dr. Mrs.Ajayi, we fondly called her Mama Ajayi, she taught me medical/surgical nursing during my nursing program days. Mama Ajayi is a disciplinarian and very time conscious, she gets to class before everyone, she taught me a valuable lesson about time and respecting other people’s time. I always look forward to her class.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
Since graduating from LCU, I find myself in a career path that I think it’s divinely arranged and which LCU already prepared me for. I’m a cardiac sonographer by profession which is a sub-specialty under cardiology and it’s relatively new in Nigeria. I became the first registered cardiac sonographer (with CCI) resident in Nigeria in 2016 and I’ve been able to train others like physiologists to do what I love to do.
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
Currently, I’m the manager, non-invasive cardiology lab (NICL) at Evercare Hospital Lekki. My job entails performing and interpreting non-invasive cardiology investigations such as adult echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, exercise stress test, stress echocardiograms, ankle-brachial index etc. Asides from my clinical roles, I manage the daily activities within the unit by ensuring our clients’ needs are met and they have positive patient experience. I also train interns and cardiac physiologists on cardiac imaging, interpretations, and reporting amongst others.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
My education at LCU played a pivotal role with my current job, my nursing science program at LCU gave me a rock-solid foundation at the beginning of my career, my knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as clinical exposure during our clinical postings prepared me for the future ahead without knowing.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
LCU academic standards are very high, and they equip you with skills necessary for life and evolving job markets.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
Soak in all available knowledge, find out about the prospects of your course of study and network with professionals in the field, join associations or societies related to your field, intern with organization to acquire set skills and let God order your steps.
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
When I passed my credentialing exam in 2016 and became a registered cardiac sonographer.
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
I’m just a call away.