A September Diploma Ceremony
1 September 2023
Friday 1 September saw 73 diplomates travel from across the globe - Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and from all corners of the UK - to attend their diploma ceremony at the College.
As well as new Surgical and Dental Fellows and Members, we welcomed diplomates from the International Postgraduate Deanery and the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.
3 Special awards were presented: installation to the Court of Regents (Mrs Kiran Mazumdar Shaw), the award of Fellowship ad hominem (Dr Ajit K. Sachdeva), and a Fellowship in Surgery without Examination (Captain Ian Young).
Mrs Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Commenting on the day, Captain Young said:
I am an orthopaedic surgeon trained in Australia serving in the Royal Australian Navy and I am extremely honoured to be granted Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I am Canadian born of Scottish descent, and it is personally very rewarding to be recognised in the country of my ancestry. My family originates from Riccarton Parish in Ayrshire. I am heavily involved in the Scottish Australian community. Being recognised in this way links my cultural and professional heritage.
Dr Ajit K. Sachdeva commented:
It was a great honour for me to receive the Award of Fellowship ad hominem of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on September 1, 2023. I have always admired the leadership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the field of surgical education, as well as the pioneering work that is being pursued by the College all across the globe. I look forward to opportunities to contribute to the efforts of the College in transforming the education of practicing surgeons, surgical trainees, medical students, and members of surgical teams.
The Diploma Ceremony was a memorable event that was exquisitely choreographed. I enjoyed very much the conversations with the College’s Leadership, and the Diplomates and their families. Given the skills of the new Fellows and Members of the College and their steadfast commitment to the pursuit of excellence, I believe the surgical profession will be in great hands and the patients will continue to receive the best surgical care well into the future.
It is a real privilege to be a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, an honour that I will cherish throughout my professional career!
We hope diplomates and their family and friends had a lovely day celebrating these significant milestones in their careers. The College was delighted to be a part of your day!
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