Clinical Assistance MCh (Orth) Award 2016

Dr Harshavardhan Preemaleela was presented with the 'Clinical Assistance Award' by Professor Rami Abboud at the annual MCh (Orth) & BMSc Awards Ceremony, held on Tuesday 31 May 2016 in the Gait Laboratory of the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) at the TORT Centre.

In 2014 the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery initiated a new award called the ‘Clinical Assistance Award’. This award is issued on the recommendation of the Ninewells Hospital Clinical Lead and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Sankar Sripada, who oversees and examines the MCh (Orth) clinical e-log book. This certificate is not necessarily awarded annually but rather it is given only in exceptional circumstances in recognition of a candidate who, on the recommendation of the clinical e-log book examiner and ratified by the examiners board committee, has assisted and observed diligently in operating theatres and clinics throughout the MCh (Orth) degree.

Professor Abboud, on welcoming MCh (Orth) candidates at the beginning of each academic year, always emphasises that “the more you put in to the course the more you will get out”, and Dr Preemaleela definitely did that throughout the year by assisting in more than 220 operations.