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January 2017

RCSEd Welcomes Sudanese Diplomates

20 January 2017

On 20th November 2016, RCSEd held a diploma ceremony at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. Some 27 diplomates were welcomed into the College and received their MRCS diplomas presented by RCSEd President, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones. The diploma ceremony was attended Dr Judy Evans, RCSEd Honorary Secretary and the examining team led by Mr Ia…


Next WHO Chief Candidates Line Up

19 January 2017

The current Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Margaret Chan will step down in June 2017. Ministers and academics from France, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Italy, Hungary and the UK have been shortlisted to succeed her. Dr Sania Nishtar, the founder of Heartfile, a health thinktank and co-chair of the WHO's commission on ending chil…


RCSEd Examines in Malaysia

12 January 2017

RCSEd will deliver the MRCS Part B OSCE in Kuala Lumpur on 16 - 17 January 2017. The examinations take place in Malaysia on a regular basis, with the College having added Kuching as an examination centre for the Part B OSCE in 2016. There will be 87 candidates for the Kuala Lumpur examination, which will take place at the Advanced Surgical Skills C…


The Alban Barros D'Sa Memorial Travelling Fellowship in General Surgery

9 January 2017

The Alban Barros D'Sa Travelling Scholarship allows those starting out in their surgical careers to attend education events which would otherwise be out with their grasp. The Scholarship was generously donated by the family of the late Alban Barros D’Sa, Fellow and Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Mr Barros D’Sa’s interest wa…



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