AADO Asian Fellowship Programme 2012
Final Report from Dr. Daljit Singh
16 April – 11 May 2012
It is a report from Dr. Daljit Singh, one of the successful applicants of AADO Asian Fellowship Programme in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hong Kong, who had a visit there on 16 April – 11 May 2012.
While writing this report, I feel delighted in sharing my experience as trauma fellow at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hongkong. First of all I am thankful to the AADO for this fellowship. The correspondence from the AADO, especially by Ms Terry Leung and Ms Rachel Lam was very helpful in making our journey easy and stay as comfortable as possible.
Working with trauma team under the supervision of Dr Shen WY was a great experience. Dr Shen is a very proficient teacher who makes a lot of effort in teaching his students. His power point presentations and surgical manuals were very informative and thought provoking. He taught us many new tricks in the management of trauma cases that he had mastered over years. Many of his concepts relating fracture reduction and fixation were quite different and innovative that widened our current knowledge on various topics. The morning meets and weekly discussions in orthopaedics ward were very useful. The electronic system used for record maintenance, preoperative planning, post operative analysis and data retrieval was very impressive. It was a great learning experience in the operation theatre and I learnt a lot of new techniques in operating various fractures. As most of the patients were geriatric patients with fracture around hip, their management with such short surgical time and minimum morbidity is a commendable job. I was really impressed with the management of proximal hip and proximal humerus fractures. The time management was amazing. The technical pearls I learnt here would certainly help me in the better management of such fractures in future. The discipline and coordination of nursing staff and OT technicians was excellent.
I would like to thank Dr KB Lee, Dr Ivan Ip, Dr Gary YP , Dr Wong YB and other team members who very friendly from the beginning and helped us whenever needed. Other than the surgeries done by Dr Shen, we had an opportunity to see surgeries done by the entire trauma team members which were quite impressive, especially those done by Dr Lee.
I could not find anything to criticize but as specifically asked for I would just like to add that if possible the fellows may be allowed to visit other related departments such as orthotic, prosthetic, physiotherapy and emergency department. Although there is a time constraint, if feasible fellows may be engaged in some research related activities in the department.
Finally I thank to the wonderful staff at our hostel, which were so kind and helpful. Overall it was a good learning experience and I feel grateful to all AADO team and its members. I believe that the knowledge gained here would definitely help in improving my future practice.