LASU student wins global neurological essay competition

 LASU student wins global neurological essay competition

A final year medical student of Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Paul Odyras Okoye has emerged one of the two winners in a global neurological essay competition.

The competition was organised by foremost neurological organisation, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) foundation.

This prestigious win solidifies Paul’s position as one of the two standout winners selected from over 300 entries submitted by medical students worldwide.

Standing out among 300 submissions worldwide, Paul’s essay not only exhibited academic excellence but also fervently advocated for the promotion of awareness and comprehension regarding Neurosurgery.

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The WFNS foundation, dedicated to advancing the field of Neurosurgery and fostering interest among medical students, recognized his outstanding contribution. His essay not only demonstrated academic prowess but also underscored a commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of Neurosurgery as a specialized discipline.

This year ’s competition drew submissions from talented medical students across the globe, highlighting the growing interest in Neurosurgery as a field of study. Paul’s success is particularly noteworthy as he shares the winner ’ s podium with another exceptional student from Kenya, emphasizing the global reach and impact of this accolade.

As part of his well-deserved prize, Paul has been granted a full scholarship to attend the esteemed 2023 Neurosurgical World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. This premier event serves as a nexus for leading minds in Neurosurgery, offering him an unparalleled opportunity to engage with experts, share insights, and contribute to the ongoing discourse within the field.

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In addition to the educational opportunity, Paul receives a $500 cash prize in recognition of his exceptional achievement. This acknowledgment from the WFNS foundation not only elevates Paul’s standing but also highlights the caliber of medical education imparted at LASUCOM.

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