Eminent Lecturers visit TORT Centre again

Professor John Stanley and Professor Ian Trail recently visited the TORT Centre to deliver their annual Upper Limb Session on the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) course. Students were treated to several hours of lectures on Wrist & Elbow Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty by these eminent consultant upper limb surgeons from Wrightington Hospital. The two surgeons have been regularly lecturing on the MCh (Orth) course for over ten years and enjoy the teaching environment and superb facilities at the TORT Centre so much that they give up their valuable time to impart their vast orthopaedic knowledge to our lucky postgraduate MCh Orth candidates.

Professor John Stanley said:

“My lectures on Wrist Arthroplasty and Wrist Arthroscopy were presented to the MCh (Orth) candidates who were lively, inquisitive, asked very pertinent questions and interacted with me in a very positive way. I was impressed with their approach to learning and also impressed with their background knowledge which was of a high order.”

One of our current MCh (Orth) candidates, Dr Pradyumna Raval, stated:

“It was a dream comes true for me - Professors John Stanley and Ian Trail were actually coming to Dundee! I was the first person to reach the lecture hall that day and I saw that Professor Stanley had already arrived, busy setting up his talk on the computer. I was fortunate to speak with him personally and have my photograph taken with him, which is now a prized possession for me. The lectures were undoubtedly exemplary by all means. Most speakers quote either what standard textbooks say or work done by others. Very few speakers quote about what was done by 'them'. This is what I would say is evidence-based medicine at its best, which also tells us why these two are the stalwarts in the field of Orthopaedics. It was an extremely fulfilling experience for me. I interacted with the two gentlemen on the day, who were not only accomplished individuals in their field, but also humble human beings with tremendous sense of humour".

Professor Abboud, the MCh (Orth) Course Director, stated:

“I am indebted to all our external faculty lecturers for the dedication, hard effort to almost annually make the journey to Dundee, and to share their surgical experience with the future surgeons. John and Ian have been tremendous over the years and I always cherish the discussions that we have the night they arrive. After several years requesting to sample Scottish sea food, I gave in to the pressure and we went to the Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews and you can see for yourselves how much John and Ian enjoyed the food! John joked that was relieved after the recent Referendum that he does not have to apply for a visa to come up to lecture in Scotland! It is without any doubt that the contribution of eminent lecturers like John and Ian has contributed to the excellent international reputation of the Dundee MCh (Orth) Degree and to its recent accreditation by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.”


Professor Trail and Professor Stanley enjoying their 'see-food diet'!