MCh (Orth) Alumni ISKSAA Fellowship

A Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) Dundee graduate from 2015-2016 was recently the recipient of a two-week Fellowship at the University of Leicester.

Dr Archit Agarwal, currently working as senior resident in ESIC PGIMER, New Delhi, had the opportunity to attend Leicester General Hospital, England under the direct supervision of Mr Radhakant Pandey (Head of Department of Orthopaedics, University of Leicester, pictured right with Dr Agarwal). This was part of the International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSSA) Fellowships, which were granted in 2016.

Dr Agarwal’s MCh (Orth) research was on the comparison of kinematics in gait analysis in total and hemi knee replacement surgery and was supervised by Mr Bill Hadden and Mrs Linda Johnston at the TORT Centre. He was presented with the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s ‘David Rowley Presentation Skills Award’ from Professor Rami Abboud on May 31st 2016. This prize is awarded annually to the MCh (Orth) degree student who has best presented their research, orally, by power point, and visually via a scientific research poster.

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Left: Dr Agarwal at Leicester General Hospital; Right: Professor Rami Abboud and Dr Agarwal on completion of his MCh (Orth) studies in 2016

Dr Agarwal stated:

My earlier experience in the UK during my MCh (Orth) course at Dundee University gave me an edge over other candidates during the selection process as I was already familiar with the UK healthcare system. Mr Pandey (pictured top right) ensured that we got to see and learn as many different procedures as possible in the two weeks I was there. It was very kind of him to introduce different consultants each morning before joining them for theatres. We spent almost 9 hours each day in the hospital, most of which was spent in theatres. In short, it was worth all the effort and was the experience of a lifetime

Professor Rami Abboud (Head of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery) added:

It is satisfying to know that surgeons who graduate from our MCh (Orth) Dundee degree are successfully applying for fellowships in the UK. The surgical experience, the research and communication skills, and the familiarisation of UK culture the course offers all go to enhance our alumni’s future career opportunities