A surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
The academic appointment of consultant orthopedic surgeon Antony Shaju (pictured) is seen as further enhancing Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for orthopedic trainees.
Commenting on his appointment Mr Shaju said: “I am delighted with this news which is in recognition of the focused coaching schedule that I have incorporated into the training programme of our Department over the past 4 years.
“Letterkenny University Hospital accommodates Orthopaedic trainees from many European and Non-European countries. During their time here, the senior trainees have an opportunity to prepare for the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Specialist Fellowship exam under our departmental guidance.
"When successful, the trainees are then qualified to work as specialist surgeons in their own countries. And of course, our trainees here in Letterkenny are also successfully achieving the Royal College of Surgeons’ Inter-collegiate Speciality Exams.
“I am hopeful that the European academic recognition will attract more Orthopaedic trainees to Donegal in the future.”
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