Teaching & Management
Teaching is of great interest to me. I have extensive experience of supervising medical students, foundation doctors, core trainees and more junior registrars in several orthopaedic procedures.
I have regularly used different methods including one-to-one teaching, powerpoint presentations, small group discussions, case-based-discussions and role-playing as follows:
- Assigned Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor for Foundation Doctors (2018-current).
- Faculty member on the panel to monitor progress of higher trainees on Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme (2019)
- ATLS Instructor – Leicester 2019
- Faculty member – Bioskills course – I regularly taught orthopaedic residents and junior doctors in Toronto (2017).
- Faculty member for mock FRCS (Tr & Orth) exams for specialty trainees on the East Midlands (South) Orthopaedic training programme (2015-2016).
- Redesigned the East Midlands (South) Orthopaedic postgraduate teaching programme to map it more accurately to the T&O curriculum. I have received excellent formal and informal feedback from these teaching sessions. This has increased trainee participation (2015-2016).
- During my tenure as President of Leicester Orthopaedic Trainees Association, I introduced monthly ‘journal clubs’ with a view to critically appraise all relevant and benchmark papers (2015-2016).
- Designed a website for East Midlands (South) Orthopaedic trainees (www.lota-ortho.com) which, in addition to being a great platform for discussion forum, contains a variety of resources for FRCS (Tr & Orth) preparation (2015-2016).
- Formal teaching of medical students from the University of Toronto, Birmingham, Oxford, Leicester, Nottingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Cambridge (2004-2018). This includes lectures and clinical anatomy in the dissection room.
- Faculty member for Preparing for Professional Practice course (GMC, Good Medical Practice – case scenarios and guidelines) (2014).
- Regularly taught the Bioengineering students of the Oxford University and helped them with anatomy dissection (2006-2013).
Formal training in teaching and training
- Training the trainers course, Nottingham, Oct 2015
- Teaching skills course, Oxford, Nov 2008
- Mentored a third-year student from the University of Utah, USA (Oxford 2009).
- Mentored a fourth-year medical student during my Spinal Injuries posting at Glasgow (2006).
I have undertaken a teaching research project with the Leicester University, evaluating & scoring the students’ MSK workbook & analysing its correlation with the end of block and the final exam results.
I am one of the few medical doctors in the country who in addition to being a fully qualified orthopaedic surgeon, also have a formal management qualification (MBA) and a doctorate (PhD) in engineering. I am trained as a doctor, surgeon, engineer and manager. This unique combination provides me with an excellent knowledge base, outstanding leadership qualities and wide ranging transferable skills.
I am a collaborative and a highly skilled medical professional with over 20 years of extensive medical training and experience. After working in orthopaedics, emergency medicine, spinal trauma and multiple basic surgery rotations, I became a research fellow focused on the study of orthopaedic engineering at the University of Oxford.
I have worked as a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics across multiple hospitals in the UK. These include the world famous Nuffield Orthopeadic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital at Oxford and Addenbrookes Hospital at Cambridge. I have had further training from Canada, France and Germany.
I believe that there is great opportunity for medical staff and hospital administration to work together in providing exceptional care to patients. My MBA studies combined with my medical education and training gives me a broad perspective on both the tactical and strategic issues of healthcare management, and I strive to actively bridge the gap across disciplines and functions.
I have previously been an Associate sub-editor (trainees) for Bone & Joint Journal. I have been a co-project manager for the recently launched British Orthopaedic NetworkEnvironment (BONE).
I am passionate about advancing my skills and increasing my impact on the delivery of healthcare services. Please feel free to contact me with your contact details so that we can discuss how I can help with your current challenges.