Competition Details | RCSEd & Medtronic National Student Surgical Skills Competition 2019/2020

Key Facts

  • When is this event held?
    Sep 2019 - early 2020
  • Where is this event held?
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  • How much will this event cost?
    £0.00 There is no charge to attend
  • Can I book online?
    Contact our Outreach Section to enquire about future event dates.
  • Course/Event group: Surgical Course | See more Surgical Courses

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The Grand Final

We are delighted to announce the finalists for this years RCSEd & Medtronic National Student Surgical Skills Competition. Students from across the UK fought for the opportunity to represent their university, competing against their peers to reach the Grand Final which takes place in Edinburgh on 14 March 2020.

All finalists will receive complementary hospitality at the College's Ten Hill Place Hotel. The Winner receives a two-year Affiliated Membership of the College as well as a trophy recognising their achievement.

The Grand Final Prize includes a 'Medtronic Experience' supplied by our competition sponsor, which will offer the winning student an incredible opportunity to gain hands on experience with the latest surgical equipment.


This Years' Finalists

Name University Heat
Elizabeth Cahya Glasgow University West Scotland
Andrew Clelland  University of Edinburgh South East Scotland
Jean-Luc Duval Kings College London London
Thomas Fowler St Georges London
Kasun Fernando University of Aberdeen North Scotland
Alice Fort-Schaale Hull York Medical School Yorkshire
Omar Kouli Dundee University East Scotland
Aurimas Kudzinskas University of Exeter South West England
Garikai Kungwengwe Swansea University Wales
Sashini Iddawella University of Birmingham West Midlands
Ellen Irwin Newcastle University North of England
Dominic Mahoney University of Bristol Severn
Emily Mills Brighton & Sussex Medical School Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Celene Perera Queens University Belfast Northern Ireland
Gaurav Rattan Vashist University of Liverpool Mersey
Yanish Ramphul University of Manchester North West England
Daryl Ricardo University of Southampton Wessex
Megan Scotcher University of Leicester East Midlands
Maria Stefil University of Norwich East of England
Evelyn Qian University of Oxford Oxford

RCSEd & Medtronic National Student Surgical Skills Competition 2019/2020

Registration for this years' RCSEd & Medtronic National Student Surgical Skills Competition has now closed.

About the Competition

RCSEd & Medtronic National Student Surgical Skills Competition 2019/2020 offers tomorrow's surgeons the chance to hone their skills by competing against their peers from across the UK. The aim of the contest is to give final year medical students the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment and skills through a series of surgical tasks. We welcome students with no prior surgical experience. The competition also aims to promote the benefits of choosing a career in surgery and to help give future surgeons the confidence to forge their own path in medicine.


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 527 1600
Fax: 0131 557 6406