Nine Degrees for Three CMDN Graduates
Three graduates at the University of Dundee achieved a landmark today by becoming the first students in UK to graduate with three degrees each.
Professor Rami Abboud, from the School of Medicine, devised the dual degree scheme in 2006 for the Medial School. The main aim was to allow medical students who completed an intercalated honours degree the opportunity to pursue on a part-time basis a Masters programme along with their Year 4 & 5 MBChB curriculum. The dual degree MBChB/MSc has attracted many highly motivated medical students from Dundee with most completing the MSc part post MBChB graduation.
Professor Peter Mossey, from the School of Dentistry, adopted the dual degree approach in 2010 to afford dental students who completed an intercalated honours degree the opportunity to pursue on a part-time basis a Masters programme along with their Year 3 & 4 BDS curriculum.
"Combined with a thorough research supervision and mentorship programme, it is expected that this kind of initiative will attract very able and highly motivated graduates to consider an academic career, enhance research and help address the problem of the dearth of clinical academics in the UK. We made history today to have 1 student from Medicine and 2 from Dentistry completing their MSc along with their respective medical and dental degrees. This shows the high calibre of the 3 students in completing a BMSc (hons), MSc by research and MBChB or BDS before starting their clinical professional careers", said Professor Abboud.