Distinguished visiting lecture

Mr Kevin Sherman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital, today lectured on the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery course, based at the TORT Centre. Topics covered included ‘Material Properties’, ‘Free Body Diagrams’ and ‘Biomechanics of Trauma Fixation’.

Mr Sherman recently began lecturing on the MCh (Orth) course when he was recommended by Mr Tom Smith who retired from his teaching commitments last year. Mr Sherman is highly respected in the orthopaedic world and is an important and welcome addition to the course’s external teaching faculty drawn from specialists across the UK and the world.

Mr Sherman is currently the Director of KP Sherman Orthopaedics Ltd and also Associate Postgraduate Dean at Yorkshire and Humble Deanery. Since 1999 he has been a member of court examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which fully accredited the MCh (Orth) Dundee course in July 2013. Mr Sherman was also Chair of ICBSE and Orthopaedic Tutor at the RCSEngland until 2014 and 2011, respectively.

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Course Director and Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated:

“A vital factor in the success of any course lies in the quality of the lectures given to students throughout the duration of the course. The MCh (Orth) Dundee course is blessed in having an exceptional internal and immense external clinical teaching faculty who freely give their time and valuable expertise to share their knowledge to our orthopaedic surgeons. Mr Kevin Sherman is a great and timely addition and students will gain tremendous knowledge from his orthopaedic, medico-legal, careers and teaching experience.”

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MCh (Orth) 2014-15 batch with Mr Sherman seventh from left

Dr Ranat R. Vishnoi, a current MCh (Orth) candidate stated:

"As per famous quote by William Arthur Ward (U.S. Scholar), "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires". All these words match with the personality of Mr. Sherman, who taught us the basic mechanical principles of fixation behind our orthopaedic practise ranging from, closed manipulation in plaster for CTEV to recent advances in arthroplasty, with the importance to adhere by them. I was glad and lucky enough to experience his piece of knowledge on this course".

Mr Sherman himself added:

"I found the group of students to be very interactive and knowledgeable and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching them for nearly five hours and even then they wanted more! The trip to Dundee was very enjoyable and I will certainly come back if invited again.”