President of Dundee University SMO

Emily Turnbull, who is currently studying an Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS), is President of the Dundee University Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Society (SMO).

This is a student led society who run a number of events throughout the year to increase awareness of career opportunities in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics as well as providing teaching relevant to these specialties.

The next event on Friday 22nd November, is a lunchtime talk with Dr Alastair Nicoll that will be held in the Wolfson lecture theatre in the School of Medicine from 1:00-2:00pm.

Dr Nicol is a consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and is recognised as one of the leading and most experienced doctors in World Rugby. He was the Match Day Doctor for the World Cup Final in 2015 and has since supported both Scottish Rugby and the RFU at Twickenham. He has also worked with Team GB at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Team Scotland at the last three Commonwealth Games and many of other multi-sport games. On top of these impressive achievements, he is greatly experienced in musculoskeletal, expeditionary and activity-relative injuries and has 30 years’ experience in the Army. He is the current Medical Director at FASIC Sports Medicine and is also the secretary of the Executive Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and so plays a huge part in the sporting world.

The event is free for SMO members and £1 for non-members.

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