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Abimbola Margaret Obimakinde

University of Ibadan

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Dr. Abimbola is a Lecturer in the Family Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria. She is an honorary Consultant Family Physician in the Department of Family Medicine, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a graduate of the College of Medicine, UI, Nigeria, and a Fellow of West Africa College of Physicians(WACP), Faculty of Family Medicine. She has an MSc in Child, and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) from the Center for Adolescent Mental Health CAMH, UI, Nigeria and is the course coordinator for undergraduate Family Medicine in the College of Medicine and coordinates elective postings and research for undergraduate medical students of the College. She supervises Masters students of the Faculty of Public Health and trains Resident Doctors for the Faculty of Family Medicine, WACP, and supervises Dissertations for the Family Medicine Fellowship of the WACP.
Her special interest in Family Medicine research includes research on Family dynamics, behavioral problems, and the Psycho-social model of health care, which reflects in her publications. She is involved in providing primary care at the community level within the South-West (SW) region of Nigeria. She is part of Cohort 1 fellows of the NIH-Medical Education Partnership Initiative of Nigeria for Junior Faculty (MEPI- J) for the Ibadan University. She is involved in Mentor Research Training with Mentors from Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, UI, Nigeria, and the Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.
She is the current financial secretary of the Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), UCH Ibadan. She is a member of the Nigeria Medical Association(NMA), Medical Woman Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Society of Family Physician of Nigeria(SOFPON), and the World Organization of National Colleges and Academies of family physicians (WONCA). She has served as committee chair and member of medical professional bodies for many purposes, including developing clinical protocol and training curriculum for Acute Medicine and Palliative Medicine.