The July diploma ceremony is always a busy one with people taking advantage of the good weather to see the College at its best. This year was no exception.
A number of awards were presented to surgeons from all over the world.
Professor Eric Dierks was awarded a Fellowship ad hominem. Professor Dierks has been a leader in surgical training and education for many years. He has offered fellowship opportunities to a large number of trainees, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in the profession. Professor Dierks is Director of Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the Head and Neck Institute in the Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland Providence Cancer Centre, and is one of a handful of surgeons qualified in otolaryngology as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Professor Jonathon Serpell was awarded a Fellowship ad hominem. Professor Serpell has become known internationally for his work on the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the safe and efficient practice of thyroidectomy and neck exploration. He is Professor and Director of General Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Monash University and Director of Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Mr Philip G Truskett was awarded a Fellowship ad hominem. Mr Truskett is President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and his major interest has been in surgical education and training, and in particular with the management of general emergencies.
Mr Kok Meng John Chan was awarded a Fellowship without Examination. Mr Chan is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Sarawak Heart Centre in Kuching Malaysia, and has spent time working in the UK and Malaysia.
More images of the ceremony can be found here.
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