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#Boost For Urinary, Reproductive Health As WACS Clears Two Female Urologists

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In what appears a massive boost to the development of urologic surgical practice in Nigeria, two outstanding female surgeons have satisfied examiners at the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) thereby bringing the number of Nigerian-trained female urologic surgeons to seven.

Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive tract.

The recently qualified Consultant Urologists, Dr. Oluwatomi Odutola and Dr. Amina Buba satisfied examiners at the just concluded Fellowship examinations of the College in Ibadan and Abuja respectively. The two female urologic surgeons became Nigeria’s 6th and 7th female surgeons to earn the prestigious Fellowship (FWACS), following in the footsteps of their illustrious senior colleagues namely: Dr. A. Abolarinwa, Dr. A. Oliyide, Dr. D. Iloba, Dr. I. Chibuzo and Dr. N. Okonji.

Dr. Odutola, a granddaughter of foremost Ijebu Ode industrialist, Late Jimoh Akintola Odutola, is reportedly the second female urologic surgeon from Ogun state. She earned her medical Degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye and had her residency training at Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ogun State and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State. Dr. Buba, a daughter of Taraba-born retired Deputy Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hamidu Buba Jen, is the first female urologic surgeon from the North East. She earned her medical Degree from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, United Kingdom (U.K.) and undertook her residency training at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

Of the seven female urologic surgeons trained in Nigeria only four – Dr. Abolarinwa, Dr. Okonji, Dr. Odutola and Dr. Buba – are left in the country.

Reacting to their remarkable feat, Dr. Odutola and Dr. Buba appreciated the management, staff and patients of the UBTH and the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital respectively for the atmosphere provided to have wholesome training at the Centres. They especially thanked their trainers at the Urology Units of their institutions, led by Dr. Samuel Osaghae and Prof. Oseremen Aisuodionoe-Shadrach.

It is hoped that these new female Consultant Urologists will explore frontiers in their careers in urology and increase access to specialist urologic services needed by Nigerians.


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