AADO Asian Fellowship Programme 2014
Final Report from Dr Mohit Bansal
08-30 October 2014
It is a report from Dr Mohit Bansal, one of the successful applicants of AADO Asian Fellowship Programme in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hong Kong, who had a visit there on 08-30 October 2014.
First of all I would like to thank Dr. H.S Gill and Dr. Rahul Bhan for recommending me for this fellowship. I came to know about this fellowship programme through Dr Shekhar Singal, one of the previous successful candidates of this fellowship, and a close friend since long. I would like to benevolently thank the AADO and the generous trauma team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for granting me this fellowship.
Working with trauma team under the supervision of Dr Shen WY was a great experience. Dr Shen is a great teacher who makes a lot of effort in teaching his students. His gentle demeanor and caring attitude are exemplary. This is also evident in his care for his patients whom he treats with compassion and a lot of patience. His power point presentations and surgical manuals were very informative and thought provoking. Many of his concepts relating fracture reduction and fixation were quite different that widened the horizons of my current knowledge on the topic. 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. Concepts of treating atypical fractures of femur in patients on bisphosphonate therapy and fracture neck of femur following fixation of trochanteric fractures were really an eye opener for me. Dr Shen demonstrated us many minute details regarding lag screw placement in gamma nails and distal locking techniques beside other skills of fracture fixation. His meticulous pre operative planning, careful attention to detail and the resourceful and nifty execution during surgery is impressive and worth learning.
The morning meets were very useful, where we exchanged experiences and learnt from each other. The electronic system used for record maintenance, preoperative planning, post operative analysis and data retrieval was very impressive. The discipline and coordination of nursing staff and OT technicians was excellent.
The entire program is well planned. The power point sent by AADO makes it so much easier to come here that you need not ask anyone directions for reaching your destination. At the place of our accommodation, the arrangements are very well made, the staff is very considerate, courteous and always trying their best to help. I would like to add that Hong Kong is among the one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen and I was very fortunate to have come here. I would also like to thank that my colleagues Dr Siddhartha Sharma and Dr Samarth Mittal, who have not just become friends but accomplices. They made my stay comfortable and fun.
I especially thank Ms Terry Leung for her promptness in answering all my queries. She has been very helpful and thorough throughout the entire proceedings of this fellowship from its conception to the end.
At the end I am sure the experience from this place will help me provide better care to my patients. I am especially thankful to Dr. Shen for putting so much effort to try and teach us as much as possible during the short stay despite his busy schedule. Overall this fellowship training will help me greatly to improve my orthopaedic skills and enlighten my future orthopaedic career.
I congratulate AADO and Dr Shen and his team for their excellent work and most definitely for the beautiful city they live in. I wish their department success and good fortune in times to come.
Thank you very much.
Dr Mohit Bansal