Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Clinical Skills Competition 2016/17
Final year undergraduate student, Edward Newton, has won the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Dentsply Sirona national clinical skills competition. Edward beat 15 other final year students each representing their dental school from around the UK at the competition which was held at the college in Edinburgh at the end March 2017. Edward like his fellow competitors fought to represent his school by winning the local heat which was held in each UK school during Autumn last year.
In order to win national competition Edward had to beat the other competitors through a process of gruelling clinical tests in an OSCE format. Each station presented simulated clinical challenges such as preparing a root canal, placing an implant and performing laparoscopic surgery! Edward was announced the winner by Professor William Saunders, Dean of the Dental Faculty at the RCSEd at the awards dinner that evening. After finals Ed can enjoy his victory at an all-expenses paid 4-day trip to Dentsply Sirona’s Restorative Forum in Konstanz, Germany in June 2017. This is a fabulous achievement for Edward and the School of Dentistry.