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New President, Office Bearers and Council Inaugurated to RCSEd

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16 Nov 2012


Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Ian Ritchie has today (16 November 2012) been inaugurated as the new President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh at the College's Annual General Meeting.


Mr Ritchie was born in Syria to Church of Scotland missionaries. He spent his early life in Aden and East Africa before the family returned to Scotland. A graduate of Aberdeen University, he had a short Service Commission in the Royal Navy before commencing his post-graduate training in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.


He was appointed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Forth Valley Hospital in 1992. He has a general practice with an interest in upper limb problems. Mr Ritchie also has a strong interest in training and supporting trainers and has delivered courses on training techniques and the principles of adult learning since 1996.


His duties in his role of Vice President included: Chair of the International Strategy Group, Chair of the Exams Strategy Group and co-Chair of the Trainee Committee. Ian was also one of the members of the working group which, earlier this year, authored the College's report on trauma care in Scotland.


Mr Ritchie, along with the Office Bearers, will serve a three year term from November 2012 to November 2015.


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