An Exclusive Interview of Diploma students conducted by @joshua358 also medical student hive(

This Interview is to reflect back on diploma and probably have a reason to smile, it is also primarily meant to inspire our sucessors to do, like us, more than they thought possible… #medics

We would also interview other students as time goes on, hopefully 

Our first series( # Series 1) would be on 3 students, Jessica Carson of Dentistry, Emmanuel Okafor Of Medicine and Ugochukwu Udoye of Pharmacy. 

Watch out for series 2  

Jessica Carson 

1.      <!–[]–>Introduce yourself- Hi am Jessica. A Dental student  of University of Lagos .Lover of Chocolate cake, Lorde, Larna Del Rey, friends and family, and of Couse lover of God

<!–]–>2.      <!–[]–>How did you achieve the feat of being the highest-I know everyone says this but it was just three things :God, perseverance in my family (especially my mum) support

<!–[]–>3.      <!–[]–>What are your targets for the future- I would love to experience new cultures and one day hope to combine this passion with dental service trips around the world.

<!–[if !]-endif]–>Aim at College Of Medicine, Idiaraba- Aim to be the top of the class, be actively involved in Student council, take part in voluntary activities and definitely enjoy life to the fullest #YOLO

<!–[if !supportLists]–>5.      <!–[endif]–>Reading Strategies- To be honest, am working on that, I am a major procrastinator so most time I read during Exam Season ( I am Human)

<!–[if !supportLists]–>6.      <!–[endif]–>How did you handle distractions?  I have distractions most of the time, but my mum once told me THAT ALL GOOD THINGS WILL BE REPLACED WITH BETTER THINGS IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS. TRUE TALK!!!

<!–[if !supportLists]–>7.      <!–[endif]–>Any other special thing you did to achieve Success- Tutorial definitely helped ( so to all Aje Taiwo Student) Is doing overnight and doing tutorials considered a special thing????

<!–[if !supportLists]–>8.      <!–[endif]–>Advice to new “Diplomites”- You guys have it tough but my advice is have God with you all the time, try desperately to overlook distractions, overcome shortcomings, make good friends, read frequently, and enjoy one of the best years you could dream of experiencing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>9.      <!–[endif]–>Favourite Lecturer- I didn’t have a favourite lecturer but Dr K.K’s advice is one of the yardsticks of my life

<!–[if !supportLists]–>10.  <!–[endif]–>Best Moments- Meeting some awesome people in diploma ( the list is long) , and the last day of final exams

<!–[if !supportLists]–>11.  <!–[endif]–>How did you feel after seeing your result?- I would be lieing if I say I wasn’t shocked, was not expecting it at all.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>12.  <!–[endif]–>Parents Reaction :  Mum and Dad were very proud. My monthly allowance increased.. My brothers (Junior) consider me a threat.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>13.  <!–[endif]–> Advice you got from your parents before diploma- I actually wanted to study Medicine, so when I was offered Dentistry I was actually angry at myself and everyone. MY MUM TOLD ME ONE THING- EVERY MISTAKE IS A MIRACLE IN DISGUISE .Now I couldn’t think of a better career than the dental field

<!–[if !supportLists]–>14.  <!–[endif]–>Student that looked the most threatening to you-  No one intimidated me, always believe in yourself.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>15.  <!–[endif]–>What would you have done to have achieved a perfect score-  I should have attempted to read more often. I was too lazy.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>16.  <!–[endif]–> Responsibilities: I was assistant Course Rep for Dentistry department

<!–[if !supportLists]–>17.  <!–[endif]–>Friendship and social life-  I have zero social life. I would prefer staying in bed and reading novels than going out, I am so boring. My friends are my treasure. I’ll do anything for them in a heartbeat!!!

<!–[if !supportLists]–>18.  <!–[endif]–>Favourite Restaurant-  No favourites, but not eatries and African eatries restaurants

<!–[if !supportLists]–>19.  <!–[endif]–>Educational History- Kabma- First International Schoo, International school UNILAG (ISL), University Of Lagos.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>20.  <!–[endif]–>General Remarks including what you think the interview would do to others- Well I wasn’t offered this opportunity when I started diploma, I HOPE THIS INTERVIEW INSPIRES ANYONE THAT READS IT.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>21.  <!–[endif]–>How to you plan to contribute to your profession-  I want to be a pediatric dentist. I want to work in places where dentists are hard to reach. PASSION + MISSION= FULFILED LIFE.  

Okafor Emmanuel (M.B.B.S)  <!–[if !vml]–>Description:<!–[endif]–>

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1.      <!–[endif]–>Introduce yourself- I am Okafor Emmanuel, I was in the University Of Lagos Diploma Class Of 2013, studying Medicine and Surgery.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2.      <!–[endif]–> What are your targets for the future- My Future Target is to revolutionise Medicine both theoretically and practically in Nigeria. I also plan on making ground breaking discoveries which will benefit both Nigerians and the world at large. A Nobel Prize may be within my sight as well, who knows?

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3.      <!–[endif]–>Aim at College Of Medicine, Idiaraba- I think my aim is the same as every other student’s  which is to try to be the best they can be in their different areas of specialisation. I also hope to meet new people, academicians, Entrepreneurs and people who don’t mind mixing fun with their studies.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>4.      <!–[endif]–>Reading Strategies- I don’t really have a reading strategy per say. I just hit the books whenever I think I have some really areas of a course I need to revise or study again to solidify my understanding of the concept.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>5.      <!–[endif]–>Any other special thing you did to achieve Success- Apart from reading you need to stay close to God of course. If you really want to reach your full potential, then you have to involve God in your academics.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>6.      <!–[endif]–>How did you handle distractions?  Haha, what distractions? My Opinion of what a distraction may be quite different from yours, so it depends on what you mean. I know it’s  not a popular opinion, but I think you can afford to be “Distracted” a bit, as long as you still make up for the first time

<!–[if !supportLists]–>7.      <!–[endif]–>Advice for new ” Diplomites”- I know it’ll sound a bit cliché if I ask them to  “work hard and be serious and focused” and the rest, but honestly all those things are really important if they want to succeed. They should try and do very well in the first semester so they don’t have to struggle to make up grades in the second semester. It’s also important they put God First. If they do all these, they’ll  be smiling all the way to Idi- Araba

<!–[if !supportLists]–>8.      <!–[endif]–>Favourite Lecturer- Haha, it’s a bit tough to say because I find it hard to keep track of all their names, but I did enjoy the DMED lecturer’s class. I believe his name is Professor Yomi. He has a way of making his enthusiasm spread to his students.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>9.      <!–[endif]–>Best Moments-  Hmmn, I think my best moment was when I submitted my PHS 104 exam sheet ( which was the last exam we had to write in diploma). The relief and excitement that washed over me was just amazing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>10.  <!–[endif]–>How did you feel after seeing your result? – Of course I felt happy. It was a special moment for me because I worked hard for the result for nearly a year. I was absolutely overjoyed when I realised I was going to Idi- araba

<!–[if !supportLists]–>11.  <!–[endif]–>Parents Reaction- They were the first set of people I broke the news to and they were totally delighted.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>12.  <!–[endif]–> Advice You got from your parents before Diploma-  Their advice was basically the same as the one I gave the new ” Diplomites”

<!–[if !supportLists]–>13.  <!–[endif]–>What would you have done to have achieved a perfect score- Achieving a perfect score is a bonus, the most important thing is to give your best.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>14.  <!–[endif]–> Best Restaurant- I don’t have one. There are a lot of places that serve excellent meals in school.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>15.  <!–[endif]–>Friendship and social life- I am not really the “classic extrovert”, but I’m not a recluse either, so I guess my social life is just fine. I have some friends, but I generally try to get along with everyone I meet.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>16.  <!–[endif]–>General Remarks including what you think the interview would do to others-  This Interview has everyone that reads it an idea of the experiences I have heard and I believe those that are about to enter not just the diploma programme but other programmes  in tertiary institutions would gain something from it.  Cheers.  


<!–[if !supportLists]–>1.      <!–[endif]–>Introduce yourself-  My names are UDOYE UGOCHUKWU LOUIS

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2.      <!–[endif]–>What are your targets for the future- Future Target is establishing a massive Pharmaceutical Company.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3.      <!–[endif]–>Aim at College Of Medicine, Idiaraba- My aim at Idiaraba is to be focused and be the best I can be.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>4.      <!–[endif]–>Reading Strategies- I didn’t have any reading strategy….I just read anything at any time of the day …though I never read overnight in my life.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>5.      <!–[endif]–>How did you handle distractions?  I didn’t have any distractions. Or even if there were I didn’t notice 

<!–[if !supportLists]–>6.      <!–[endif]–>Any other special thing you did to achieve Success- I didn’t do any other thing to achieve success, I was just like the normal student.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>7.      <!–[endif]–>Advice for New “Diplomites”- My advice for new ”diplomites” is that they should stay focused….that’s all.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>8.      <!–[endif]–>Favourite Lecturer- I didn’t have have a favourite lecturer…all lecturers were the same to me.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>9.      <!–[endif]–>How did you feel after seeing your result? – After seeing my result, I was a bit happy and thankful To God.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>10.  <!–[endif]–>Parents Reaction- My Momma was happy that I crossed over!

<!–[if !supportLists]–>11.  <!–[endif]–>Advice you got from your parents before Diploma-   My Mommas advice before Diploma was to stay focused.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>12.  <!–[endif]–>Student that looked the most threatening to you- No student looked threatening to me. It was not a competition. Everybody was in Diploma for himself and himself alone, so I was not looking at another person but myself.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>13.  <!–[endif]–>What would you have done to have achieved a perfect score- I don’t think I could have achieved a perfect score because am not perfect.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>14.  <!–[endif]–> Academic Plans- I plan on graduating as a Top class Pharmacist and doing my Masters.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>15.  <!–[endif]–> Friendship and Social Life- My friends were few though I talked to a few number of people.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>16.  <!–[endif]–> Favourite Restaurant-  My Favourite Restaurant was Jaja Hostels Restaurant

<!–[if !supportLists]–>17.  <!–[endif]–>Educational History- I did my primary school at Marjos in Surulere, then I proceeded to do my secondary school education at Friedel Kropfs educational college at Aba in Abia State, Then am right here in UNILAG for my University Education.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>18.  <!–[endif]–>How do you plan to contribute to your Profession- I plan to contribute to my profession by manufacturing drugs to save the ailing Nigerian Populace.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. OMOWUNMI says:

    With the interview above, which i think is 4 everybody not to diplomites only, we should have many good results both in 100 level & diploma this year


    1. Thanks Omowunmi , expect interviews of past year one students too


  2. gift says:


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