...and sur­geon shares ex­per­tise

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

YOUNG medics at the King’s Girls Di­vi­sion had a sneak peek at the life of doc­tor when Macclesfield sur­geon Mo­hammed Waseem vis­ited the school.

A con­sul­tant up­per limb and or­thopaedic sur­geon at Macclesfield NHS Trust since 2003, Mr Waseem was speak­ing as part of the school’s In­spi­ra­tional Speak­ers pro­gramme.

Hav­ing been a Pak­istani un­der-17 and un­der-19 crick­eter, Mr Waseem took his first de­gree at the uni­ver­sity of Pun­jab, with sub­se­quent train­ing in the UK, Ger­many and Switzer­land.

He holds a fel­low­ship in trauma and or­thopaedic surgery and spe­cialises in shoul­der, el­bow, wrist and hand surgery.

He said: “You will need to be very hard-work­ing and per­sis­tent and it will also help to have 3D vi­sion for or­thopaedic surgery.

“Above all it is a call­ing un­like any other pro­fes­sion; we must treat peo­ple in­dis­crim­i­nately with­out prej­u­dice but al­ways with em­pa­thy.”

Or­gan­iser of King’s Speak­ers’ Club, He­len Broadley, said: “Dr. Waseem is a familiar fig­ure in the town and many lo­cals will be deeply grate­ful to him for his care, com­pas­sion and ex­per­tise. He gave an en­ter­tain­ing, thought­pro­vok­ing and de­tailed lec­ture which had us all on the edge of our seats, chil­dren and teach­ers alike.”

●● Dr Waseem with, from left, Sameera Lyons, Katie Hughes and Elle Hopewell who all want to pur­sue med­i­cal ca­reers

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