A native of Miami, FL, Olatunde Oshikoya is a first-year Physician Assistant Student at the University of Florida. In 2013, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of West Georgia. While pursuing his Bachelor's degree, he attained the university's Multicultural Achievement Award, secured a position on the Dean's List, became an esteemed brother of the Tau Chi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., served as a board member of the American Medical Student Association and Treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People student organization. Aside from these involvements, Olatunde holds a high regard for mentorship and was a mentor himself at his alma-mater, as well as, local Carrollton High School. He guided 25 first-year college students in their freshman experience and motivated at-risk high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education while enlightening them on the rewards of hard work.
His compassion for humanity has been his greatest motivating factor in Medicine. Following undergrad, Olatunde worked extensively in Healthcare for 2 years as a Rehabilitation Aide, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomist while actively volunteering for organizations such as Make-A-Wish Georgia, Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Special Olympics of Georgia. He hopes to take these unique and rewarding experiences with him as he treats diverse patient populations.
Upon attaining his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2018, Olatunde intends on practicing surgery in Orthopaedics Sports Medicine for a professional sports team while establishing a private practice with 2 of his older brothers who are Medical Doctors to provide access to healthcare to the medically underserved