UCLan student wins RCSEd skills competition

21 March, 2016 / infocus

The final of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s (RCSEd) clinical skills competition has been won by a student from the University of Central Lancashire.

Undergraduate dentist James McParlane won after being put through a series of gruelling tests of his clinical skills abilities. The 25-year-old said: “The importance of winning this amazing competition hasn’t really sunk in yet. I would definitely recommend any of my colleagues to join the competition next year as it really challenges you to strive for perfection.”

Professor William Saunders, dean of the dental faculty at RCSEd, said: “One of the major aims of the dental faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is to set and quality-assure the highest standards for the dental profession, and recognise that with the award of membership and fellowship.

“This competition is a shining example of ensuring that those standards are constantly challenged and updated, with students benefitting from the networking opportunities it brings. RCSEd is very keen to interact with the dental schools in the UK and this competition provides an excellent way for students to become engaged with us.”

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