...and surgeon shares expertise
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