Kalpesh Vaghela

Trauma and orthopaedic registrar, Percivall Pott Rotation, Royal London Hospital

Having successfully completed the UCL/RCP MSc in medical education, registrar Kalpesh Vaghela discusses his experience on the course. 

I completed the UCL/RCP MSc in medical education alongside my training as an orthopaedic surgeon. Having begun the MSc more accustomed to bone, hammers and nails, the journey into the unchartered waters of education has certainly been challenging but rewarding. The MSc is designed to fit around a busy clinical job with realistic deadlines and dedicated, experienced tutors to guide you through.

Completion of the MSc has opened doors in formal educational roles. I went on to complete a UCLP fellowship in Orthopaedic Simulation and Education based at the Royal London Hospital, develop a bespoke non-technical skills simulation course for orthopaedic surgeons, and deliver virtual reality Fundamental of Arthroscopic Surgery Training (FAST) programme.

I highly recommend this MSc for those wishing to develop their interest in medical education.