Fellowship for MCh (Orth) Alumnus

Dr Tarun Desai, an MCh (Orth) Dundee graduate from 2020, has been selected on the Fellowship Program in Arthroscopy & Sports Injury affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences conducted at St. John’s Medical College Hospital in Bangalore, India.

Dr Desai’s MCh (Orth) research topic was ‘Reasons for dissatisfaction amongst patients following subacromial decompression for shoulder impingement’. His UDOTS supervisors were Mr Arpit Jariwala and Mr David Ridley.

Dr Desai stated:

“I can proudly say that the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree and my research dissertation under your guidance has played a pivotal role in securing my position during a well competed interview process. I would have been happier if I was under your supervision at Ninewells Hospital in a Fellowship Program for Advanced Shoulder Surgery. Given the predicament of the pandemic, I couldn’t achieve that aim but I made the best of the situation in pursuing my interest in the field of Arthroscopy. I still hope to get a chance to train in NHS Tayside under Mr Jariwala’s guidance in the future and resume my exploration of Scotland as an added benefit.”

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Left: Dr Desai enjoying touring around Scotland; Right: MCh (Orth) Class of 2019-2020 with Mr Arpit Jariwala, seated front, second from left.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, UDOTS Director, added:

“Congratulations! This is fantastic news during this time of uncertainty and gloom. I’m proud and happy that you’ve added another feather in the cap of your career especially competing against more than 20 fellowship candidates. So, pleased to hear that your MCh Thesis topic was discussed at length during the interview. Also, incredibly happy that you feel the MCh (Orth) Dundee and your time in Scotland helped you in bagging this prestigious fellowship. Keep progressing and please stay in touch.”