A Pathway to FRCS(TR&Orth)

Mr. Manish Kiran, MCh (Orth) Alumni, today returned to the TORT Centre to give a talk to this year’s students intake on how they can successfully guide their way through to the FRCS (Tr&Orth) qualification. Mr. Kiran is well equipped to share his knowledge and experience, as he successfully passed the FRCS (Tr&Orth) within less than four years of completing his Dundee MCh (Orth) Degree in June 2012.

Dr Kiran visited Dundee on 17th March 2016, en route to being awarded the FRCS (Tr& Orth) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He also took the opportunity to show his family around Dundee and the TORT Centre, where he was awarded the prestigious Ian Smillie Class Award of Academic Distinction for being the best all round MCh (Orth) student in his year.

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Dundee Course Director stated:

We are delighted to see an increasing number of our graduates showing a desire to return and share their experiences with our MCh (Orth) students. This is extremely satisfying, as they freely give their time at their own expense. They understand how important the MCh (Orth) qualification is in advancing the careers of overseas orthopaedic surgeons. We value our Alumni and count them as Ambassadors for the course and the University as a whole. We are always pleased to see them return as friends and colleagues”.

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Professor Abboud added:

Manish took a sentence from my welcome speech to his 2012 MCh (Orth) batch, and every batch, literally ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’. Manish pushed all possible boundaries defying what may seem impossible proving that ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’. I was very impressed with Manish’s desire and drive for learning and training and completing his MRCS whilst pursuing his MCh (Orth) degree; not easy but again not impossible. This has set him on his current path of success leading to him passing the FRCS(Tr&Orth) in the UK at his first attempt despite the fact that he only worked in the UK after his MCh (Orth) graduation. I am very pleased and impressed with Manish’s excellent achievements, coupled with consistent peer-reviewed publications, establishing himself as a surgeon, scholar and researcher. I was delighted to welcome him and his family who travelled from India to attend the College's Graduation and for his commitment to his alma mater, the University of Dundee, as an Alumni from the MCh (Orth) Dundee course, as one of our ambassadors, lecturers, and above all as a trusted friend”.