UDOTS welcomes MCh (Orth) 2022-2023

Mr Arpit Jariwala and staff at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery welcomed the 2022-2023 student intake to the MCh (Orth) degree programme on 21st September 2022.

Seven students are enrolled on the programme which has been educating orthopaedic surgeons from around the world for almost 30 years and now has an Alumni of 425 graduates.

Dr Satish Puranik, who has just completed the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree for 2021-2022, was also kindly on hand to give the new students his words of wisdom and encouragement about the degree and living in Dundee.

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Mr Arpit Jariwala, MCh (Orth) and UDOTS Director, and himself a graduate of the programme in 2003, commented:

“I’d like to welcome this year’s intake of MCh (Orth) students. I hope that your time with us is rewarding, successful and enjoyable. We have a rich tradition of teaching over the last three decades so take full advantage of the expertise of the staff and the renowned visiting teaching faculty to produce important, novel academic research. All UDOTS staff are approachable and friendly and are here to help with your studies and welfare in any way they can. I’m sure you will enjoy the culture and hospitality Dundee and Scotland have to offer and I have no doubt that you’ll make friendships for life. I can honestly say that the more you put into your studies the more you will get out.”

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and recognised by many Indian State Medical Councils, the MCh (Orth) Dundee programme encompasses teaching, clinical and research elements relating to the field of orthopaedic surgery. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the latest surgical and biomechanical techniques, study the biomechanics of all major joints, imaging techniques, trauma, gait and motion analysis, research, and statistical analysis.

Students have an associated clinical attachment with a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for the duration of their study, and participate in workshops - currently, shoulder approaches, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, spine, and navigated knee replacement - using Thiel-embalmed cadavers, that ensure an incredibly realistic learning experience. Students may also have the opportunity to present at conferences, write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, or apply for a patent of their own invention following the research element of the course.