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Dr Olufemi Oluwatayo

Name:   Olufemi Oluwatayo
 
Job title: Medical Director
 
Qualifications: MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych
 
Place of work: Milton Park Therapeutic Campus
 
How did you know Psychiatry was right for you? : 
As a medical student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, my psychiatry posting at the famous Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta had a huge impact on me and increased my desire to learn more about human behaviour, so deciding on a career in psychiatry was pretty easy.  
 
Professional role models (who and why)
The Late Professor Michael Olatawura, a Professor of Psychiatry and former Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, where I trained. He made difficult subjects look simple and taught me the science and art of psychiatry. He was humble, lived a simple life and he impacted positively on the life of a generation of psychiatry trainees at UCH.
 
What motivates you:
The realisation early in my career that I am fortunate to be position of relative influence, so I feel I have a responsibility to give back and help others who have not been so fortunate.  
 
Unusual skills / interest: 
Not sure, maybe I am still on the journey to discover it?
 
What makes a good day?: 
Each day comes with its challenges, so I see every day as a good day!