Uyiosa Ogunbur

Uyiosa Ogunbor is an award-winning final year medical student who regards herself as a med-entrepreneur.

From a young age, Uyiosa knew she wanted to become a doctor but was oblivious to arduous journey ahead as the first doctor-to-be in her family. Around the same time, her experience of financial instability sparked an interest in financial literacy, problem-solving and entrepreneurship.

Her journey into medical school coupled with her interest in entrepreneurship led to the curation of Medsimple. Medsimple is a training and resource provider for students pursuing a career in Medicine. It provides the solution to the inequality of resources and inexperience in schools with aspiring medics through its e-learning platform and workshops. Medsimple has impacted hundreds of students, collaborated with schools and higher education institutions.

Uyiosa is passionate about empowering the younger generation to pursue their dreams. She is currently a mentor on the ‘Ignite programme’, an initiative providing support and up to £10,000 bursaries to students from under-represented backgrounds. As a member of the Medicine: Ask The Expert Team, Uyiosa delivers talks to aspiring medical students. Uyiosa was previously an interviewer on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine.

She is currently an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur due to her interest in entrepreneurship and problem-solving.

In 2020, Uyiosa was awarded the prestigious Akindolie Medical Scholarship and named the top 150 most outstanding African & African Caribbean Students (2021). She has been awarded a letter of commendation by both the Dean (Faculty of Medicine) and Associate Dean (Education). Her work has led to features including BBC and Santander.