Meet Pharm. (Mrs) Funmilayo Caroline Oluwatimilehin

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Pharm. (Mrs) Funmilayo Caroline Oluwatimilehin is the Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State.

Born in Akure, Ondo State, on 24 October, 1963, Oluwatimilehin hails from Oyan–Odo Otin Local Government, Osun State. She attended Yejide Girls Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State, and later, St. George’s English School, Rome, Italy.

Soon after her return to Nigeria, she obtained her B. Pharm degree from the University of Ife in 1986, after which she did her internship at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

Since the commencement of her career, Oluwatimilehin has made steady and consistent progress. She rose from the post of corps pharmacist, to grade 1 pharmacist and senior pharmacist before attaining her present position of director of pharmaceutical services.

Having attended several seminars and workshops both at home and abroad, she has made tremendous impact on pharmacy practice, particularly in her domain, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, through different initiatives.

Under her leadership, the pharmacy management team was, in 2007, able to convince the management of FMC-Owo to construct counselling rooms at the General Out-Patient Department (GOPD) Pharmacy so that pharmacists and patients can have a one-on-one relationship.

She has also been actively involved in patients’ prescription evaluation, counselling on medications, drug use/misuse, and drug interactions with food and/or drugs in patients with multiple drugs therapy.

She has equally led various divisions in the department of pharmaceutical services on a yearly rotational basis, as well as coordinating other pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and clerical officers working in the department.

In recognition of her contributions to the health profession, she has received several awards and honours to her credit. These include the Nigerian Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists (National) Distinguished Service Award (DSA); Rotary Club Youth Merit Award; Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ondo State Branch Merit Award;  Pfizer/PSN National Award of Excellence; as well as being a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.

Pharm. Oluwatimilehin is married with children.

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