The Dokita Editorial Board

DOKITA Editorial Board is an organisation comprising bona fide medical students of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. The Board primarily publishes “DOKITA”, a WHO-recognised, peer-reviewed journal of the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association.

Board Activities

DOKITA Editorial Board also organises annual symposia, where topical issues relating to national growth and development are discussed, the Biennial GlaxoSmithKline-Emeritus Professor O. O. Akinkugbe National Inter-medical School Quiz Competition, the Biennial Professor J. A. Adeleye National Inter-medical School Essay Competition, periodic academic seminars/ training for medical students on research and scientific writing, and Scientific Conferences.

What We Do

DOKITA Editorial Board publishes “DOKITA”, a WHO-recognised, peer-reviewed journal of the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association, which is the first medical journal to be produced in independent Nigeria and the first medical students’ journal in West Africa, and has been published since 1960.

Held in honour of the longest served chairman of the Board, Prof Adeleye, the competition seeks to encourage excellence among medical students and stimulate interest of medical students in current issues. 

Fully sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, the Prof OO Akinkugbe Inter-Medical School Quiz Competition has over the years evolved into a battleground for the brightest minds in medicine from all over the country.

As part of her commitment to public enlightenment and improving the society through coordinated dissemination of information, DOKITA organizes symposia that address pertinent topical issues affecting our country.

Our Core Values



Discipline to create a high level journal every year despite hurdles along the way.



Diligence in maintaining a consistent level of quality every time.



Dedication to the field of medicine and all the doctors who make it up.

Our Objectives


To coordinate opinions and information in the field of medicine.


To foster academic and social interaction amongst medical students in Nigeria.


To maintain contacts with and cooperate with other bodies of identical interest within Nigeria and abroad.


To promote the development of the art of research and writing amongst Medical Students.

Current Board Members

directory of members 2023/2024 board year