Surgeons and dental professionals from a variety of countries including the Czech Republic, Egypt, Kenya, India, Iraq, and Nicaragua joined their UK counterparts at Britain’s oldest royal surgical college to receive fellowship and membership diplomas in recognition of their success in achieving the required standards in the rigorous surgical and dental examinations.
In addition, the college awarded two fellowships ad hominem, one prestigious medal and formally installed a new regent to the court of regents.
The president of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Mr Ian Ritchie, said: 'Diploma ceremonies provide a wonderful occasion for myself and the RCSEd council to personally welcome and congratulate diplomates from across the world, who have chosen to be part of the college, after many years of education and training.
'It is also an opportunity for us to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of those who excelled in the profession and made a firm contribution to the advancement of both surgery and dentistry. I congratulate all those receiving diplomas and awards on their success.'
Established in 1505, and with a worldwide membership, RCSEd is one of the world’s oldest and largest surgical establishments dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its activities in education, training and examinations.
In the image from left to right is former dean of the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery Dr David Felix, Professor Chris Franklin OBE, and current dean of the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery Professor Richard Ibbetson.