TORT Centre welcomes new students for 2016-2017

Professor Rami Abboud and his team at the TORT Centre today warmly welcomed the new intakes of students to the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Twenty-eight new arrivals from seven different countries (Belgium, Canada, China, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the UK) and cultural backgrounds are studying on five different courses run by the department:

Professor Abboud formally welcomed the students and introduced them to the teaching faculty and support staff before giving them a guided tour of the TORT Centre and its teaching suites, the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research and its laboratory facilities and Ninewells Hospital and Medical School and Library. A buffet lunch was then laid on for students and staff to mingle and discuss their respective backgrounds, the facilities at the TORT Centre, the courses and any proposed ideas for research projects in an informal and relaxed manner.

When the new arrivals are factored in with existing PhD and MSc students the number of students studying at the TORT Centre totals 38.

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Professor Abboud stated: “It is always an exciting time welcoming our new arrivals each year. I would like to say a huge welcome to all our new students for 2016-2017. It is a great testament to the small dedicated team here at TORT that we can offer such wide-ranging and diverse research-based courses to almost 30 in-house students once again this year. You will all benefit from the expertise and skills of our world-renowned visiting teaching faculty. I look forward to working with each and every one of you in producing important academic research and ultimately seeing you present and publish your work - remember, the more you put in, the more you get out. I am sure you will all enjoy the culture and hospitality Dundee and Scotland as a whole have to offer and I personally look forward to you successfully becoming valued Alumni in the future.”