Another successful MCh (Orth) year

Although 2020-2021 has been another challenging year for students and staff alike due to the continuing pandemic it is with great pride that UDOTS can announce that all Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) candidates have passed the requirements for awarding the degree.

MCh (Orth) Class of 2021-2022

Students and UDOTS staff at the ‘MCh Orth’ bench outside the TORT Centre where the official class photograph has been taken since 2001. Back to Front, Left to Right: Dr Prince Raina, Dr Samrat Sen, Dr Ashish Goyal, Dr Anand Alluru, Dr Graham Arnold (Motion Analysis Lab Manager), Dr Pavithra Mohandhas, Dr Benjamin Alex, Dr Jeff Jacob Kosh, Mrs Jenni Dalgleish (Gait Service Physiotherapist), Mr Sadiq Nasir (Specialist Postgraduate Tutor), Mrs Sheila MacDonald (Course Administrator), Mr Arpit Jariwala (UDOTS & MCh Orth Director), Dr Tim Drew (Senior Lecturer), Mrs Libby Findlay (Student Engagement Officer). Please note some staff were not present due to COVID restrictions.

UDOTS has now been successfully educating orthopaedic surgeons for over 25 years and to date, have more than 400 valued Alumni from numerous countries around the world, many of whom continue to be ambassadors and champions of the programme.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, MCh Orth Course Director, commented:

“Very well done on successfully gaining your MCh (Orth) degrees. I’d like to congratulate you for all your hard work, excellent research and your keenness to learn and progress yourself. I must applaud you for the personal sacrifice that comes with studying in a foreign country especially in these difficult times leaving family and friends behind. 

I’d like to thank you for your understanding during the past year and for working with us. It has been a demanding nine months due to the COVID restrictions, but I’m delighted you all managed to attend studies in person here at Dundee. I am sure that you’ll take away many fond memories of Scotland and the new lifelong friendships you have made. You are now our trusted Alumni based throughout the world and we will continue to support you from afar and would love to keep in touch with you and see you rise high. All the best for your continued success in your future careers.

I’d also like to thank our amazingly talented teaching faculty and examiners who freely give their time in support of the programme. I can never hope to repay my UDOTS colleagues for their invaluable support again this year in these extremely challenging times both at work and home fronts. The ongoing success of the course is down to these devoted staff members without whom the course would not further develop. Even amidst the pandemic, we managed to include several new workshops and symposiums to enhance an already successful curriculum.”

Last but in no way least, I would also like to thank Mrs Libby Findlay (Student Engagement Officer, UOD) who is now moving to a different department in UOD for her continued support over the years to MCh (Orth) and UDOTS. She has been a tremendous help and a great advocate of UDOTS. Students always comment on her friendly nature, approachability, and support especially as these students are applying from outside the UK. I wish her all the best in her new job, and she will be missed by staff and students of UDOTS alike.”