An October Diploma Ceremony
13 October 2023
On Friday 6 October, the College opened its doors to diplomates, family and friends for a special day of diploma celebrations. Amongst our diplomates were a husband and wife, Sarder Rizwan Nayeem and Sadia Siddiky, attending from Bangladesh, both who were awarded MRCSEd, and some new diplomates joining the Faculty of Surgical Trainers and Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care. We were also delighted to welcome one of our Tr & Orth Fellows, Alastair Faulkner, whose painting 'Trauma' is currently being displayed at the College.
Tr & Orth Fellow Alastair Faulkner pictured with 'Trauma'
We were also honoured to present four special awards at the ceremony. Dr Timothy M. Pawlik and Professor Brigitte Elfriede Scammell were both awarded Fellowship in Surgery ad hominem.
'I am humbled and honoured to receive the award of Fellowship ad hominem from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This recognition serves as a testament to the power of partnership and the importance of creating connections among peers, even internationally, so that medicine and science can thrive. I am truly grateful for this acknowledgement and would like to thank President Parks and the College for this esteemed honour.' - Dr Timothy M. Pawlik
'I am delighted to be awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh today. It is extremely humbling to be recognised by fellow surgeons, and extra special to have been nominated by a former student and specialist registrar. Having had imposter syndrome for much of my life in orthopaedic surgery, it seems I did do some things right! Thank you.' - Professor Brigitte Elfriede Scammell
The College also presented Dr Murali Appukuttan and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain with the award of Fellowship in Surgery without Examination.
Dr Murali Appukuttan (left)
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain shares thoughts on receiving Fellowship in Surgery at RCSEd
Asmaa M B J Al-Taie, the 2022 recipient of the Tyson Medal, was also awarded the medal at this ceremony. The Tyson Medal is awarded for the most meritorious performance in the Membership in Prosthodontics Examinations of the College in the UK during that year.
Asmaa M B J Al-Taie, 2022 recipient of the Tyson Medal, pictured with Eva Tyson, wife of the late Dr Kenneth Tyson, in whose honour the medal was established.
We hope everyone had a wonderful day at the ceremony! Below are some photographs taken on the day, and the full album of photographs from the ceremony itself can be viewed here.
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