نائب مدير الجامعة
NAME : Gamal Eldin Hussein Abdel Rahman EL SHALLALY
BIRTH DATE: 31stJuly 1960
CURRENT POST :Professor of Surgery
EMPLOYER Al Zaiem AL Azhari University (AAU)P.O. Box 1432-Khartoum North, 13311 Sudan.Univ. Tel: + 249 185 335898. Fax: + 249 185 344510/12
ADDRESS : PO Box 2910 Khartoum, 11111 Sudan Mobile: + 249 907984078/ 912234637E mail: email@example.com@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION : Sudan Medical Council: Full Registration, No: 4771 (1984)Specialist cert. no.192 (2002), Consultant cert.no.386 (2013)United Kingdom General Medical Council: Full Registration, No: 4177515 (Since 24 May 1995).Sudanese National Number119-1742970-5 .
UNIVERSITY1977 -1983 : Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
BASICQUALIFICATION : MB, BSSept. 1983
1977 Regional Award for the First of Khartoum and Kassala Provinces, Junior Secondary School, Ministry of Education, Sudan.NationalAward for the First of the Republic in the Higher Secondary School Certificate, Ministry of Education,Sudan.
1978 Zoology Distinction
physics/ Mathematics Distinction
1980 Anatomy Distinction and Prize
Physiology Distinction and Prize
1981 Pathology Merit
Pharmacology Distinction and Prize
1982 Community Medicine Merit
Forensic Medicine Merit
1983 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Distinction and Prize
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS:
Aug. 1985, Part 1 MCS Postgraduate Medical Faculty, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
Oct. 1987, Part 1 MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK.
19 Apr. 1991, FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UKFellowship Ref No.:12017
May 1992, ODTS Overseas Doctors Training Scheme Certificate of practical training in General Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK .
Sept. 1993, E.C.F.M.G (Cert.No: 0-505-628-8), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA.
Oct. 1996, ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support Certificate, University of Edinburgh, UK.
314 July 2000, M.MAS Master in Minimal Access Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Dundee University, UK.
13 July 2000, CTHE Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Dept. of Education, University of Dundee, UK.
Oct. 2000 Certificate of Basic Abdominal Ultrasound Course, Cairo university. Egypt
.9.9.2015 Basic Life Support (BLS). Saudi Heart Association .
Vice ChancellorKarary University (1 July 2020-to date)
Professor of Surgery (6thSeptember 2010 to date), Alzaiem Alazhari University (AAU) Khartoum, Sudan. The Faculty of Medicine has adopted an integrated, problem-based, student led hybrid curriculum.
Head Department of Surgery AAU: 2017-July2020
Founder and ex-Directorof the Health and Medical Education Centre (HMED), AAU (2001-2003, and 2012-2014)
Director Endoscopic Centre at Khartoum North Teaching Hospital (KNTH)
Director Department of Continuous Professional Development (KNTH)
Head Research and Ethics Committee (KNTH)
Consultant in general and Laparoscopic Surgery, Khartoum North Teaching Hospital (KNTH), Khartoum, Sudan (2002-to date)
Examiner in the OSCE part B, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, (Latest Oman Oct 2018, Sudan Nov 2018)
.Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFSTEd)
Head of the Curriculum Committee at the Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB). Head of team involved in designing the curriculum of the Basic Surgical Training (BST) towards the award of MD in Surgery
Chief External Examinerfor MBBS exams in surgery, appointed by the Sudan Medical Council, and Medical Faculties in Sudan including the University of Khartoum, Ahfad, Ribat, and the National University.
Postgraduate training in Surgery in the United Kingdom(1990-2001) as SHO and Registrar (9yrs total), and Ireland(2yrs). Locum Consultant (Ireland). Locum Staff Grade UK (2003-4)
Postgraduate training in Sudan HO and registrar in surgery (1983-1989).
COURSES AND SYMPOSIA ATTENDED:
1.Revision course for Final FRCS -Theoretical, August 1989. R. C. S. Edinburgh.
2.Revision course for Final FRCS -Clinical/Theoretical, March 1990.
3.Computer Course for Doctors, Willow Bank Hotel, Manchester.30.9-2.10.1991.
4.Laparoscopic Workshop. R.C.S. Edinburgh. 15-16 November 1991.
5.Writing a Surgical Paper. R.C.S. England.18 November 1991.
6.Anastomosis Workshop. Dudley Road Hospital.20-22 November 1991.
7.Overseas Doctors' Training Scheme Day -7 May 1992.
8.Medical Audit -20 May 1992 -University of Leeds.11
9.Joint Scientific Meeting of the R.C.S. Ed. and Am. Col. of Surg.26-29 May 92.
10.Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy-Hull Royal Infirmary 7-8 September 1992.
11.Association of Coloproctology Meetings. 30 April 1993/ 3 June 94. Grasmere.
12.Anastomosis Craft Workshop, 8-11 June 1993, Roy. Col Sur. England.
13.Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Countess of Chester Hospital.13-14 May 1993.
14. Advanced Endoscopic Surgery Skills Course, Dundee Univ. 7-11 March 1994..
15.Computing Skills For Health Workers-Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine. 18-22 July 94 -
16.Statistics For Medicine, 5-9 December 1994, University of Sheffield.
17.75th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the (ASGBI), 31 May-2 June 1995, London.
18.Meeting of the Association of (AESGBI), 2 June 1995.
19.Royal Academy of Medicine Meeting, 28.10.1995, Waterford Hospital, Ireland
.20.Annual Meeting (ASGBI), 9-10 November 1995, R.C.S.Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
21.Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, 10-12.10.1996, Edinburgh Univ.
22.Advanced Endoscopic Surgery Course, 14-18 September 1998, Dundee Univ.
23.Staff Development Course on Computers 10,12 November 1998, Dundee Univ.
24.Staff Development Course on Teaching Methods, 20 .11.1998. Dundee Univ.
25.Staff Development Course on Computers. Dundee Univ. 7 Dec. 1998.
26.Professor Cuschieri’s public lecture “Operating from Images”, 23.1.99. Dundee.
27.Course on self-esteem and self-confidence, University of Dundee, 3 march 1999.
28.Using PowerPoint ‘97 for Windows -8, and 11 March 1999-Dundee Univ.
29.Further Word 6.0/97 for Windows -10, 12, 17, 19 March 1999-Dundee Univ.
30.Laparoscopic Fundoplication, 13-15 March 2000.University of Dundee.
31.Certificate in teaching in high education (CTHE) course, University of Dundee, 1998-2000.
32.Millenium Congress of the (EAES), Nice, France, 28June-1 July 2000.
33.Abdominal Ultrasound course, 19 Sept-29 Oct 2000, Cairo University.
34.“Teaching Methodology” course. Educational Development Centre for Health Profession, in collaboration with WHO. Khartoum, SUDAN 18-22 May 2002.12
35.The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) International Conference 2002, Eldoret, Kenya, Sept 7-12 2002.Oral presentation.
36.The 33rdInternational Meeting of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons 17-22 Feb 2004, Khartoum, SUDAN.
37.The 12thCongress of the (EAES), Barcelona, Spain 9-12 June 2004.
38.Various Courses for Consultants and NC at Lanarkshire Trust 2004-2005: (Microsoft Powerpoint (Intermediate/Advanced) 10.12.04. Medico-Legal Report Writing and Giving Evidence 11.3.05. Managing Conflict 3.5.05).
39.The 34thInternational Meeting of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons 14-16 Mar 2004, Khartoum, SUDAN
.40.The 13thCongress of the (EAES), Venice, Italy 9-12 June 2005.
41.The 14thCongress of the (EAES), Berlin, Germany Sept 2006.
42.The 2ndInternational Conference on Medical Education, Khartoum, Sudan 21-26 march 2007.
43.Diabetic foot National Programme Workshop, Friendship Palace, Khartoum North 16 May 2007.
44.Workshop on Research methodology, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Centre, federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan: 10-12 April 2007.
45.Workshop on Research Ethics, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Centre, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan: 14-15April 2007.
46.Management and Leadership Skills: Management of Change. CPD Centre, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan. June 2007.
47.Basic Surgical Training and Suturing Course (As a Trainer). CPD Centre, federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan. June 2007.
48.The 15thCongress of the (EAES), Athens, Greece 4-7 July 2007.
49.The Annual Meeting of the Association of Upper gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland, Cardiff, UK, 27-28 Sept 2007
50.The 36thInternational Conference of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons (SAS), April 2008.
51.The International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) May 2008.
52.Evidence Based Medicine Symposium, Medical and Health Education and Development Centre, Alzaiem Alazhari University (28-30 Dec 2008).
53.Assessment and Evaluation course, Medical and Health Education Development Centre, Alzaiem Alazhari University, 19-21 Aug. 2009.
54.‘First’ Evidence Based Medicine Symposium, Medical and Health Education Development Centre, Alzaiem Alazhari University. 28-30 Dec.2008
55.Midterm National Congress of the Sudanese association of Surgeons (SAS), Shendi, Sudan 26-27 Feb 2009.
56.Research Skills Course, Medical and Health Education Development Centre, Alzaiem Alazhari University, 21-24 Apr.2009.13
57.Evidence Based Medicine: Training of Trainer. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Centre, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan 1-4 Aug 2009
58.The 13thAnnual Scientific meeting of the Association of Upper Gastroenterological Surgeons (AUGIS), 3-4 September 2009, Nottingham UK.
59.Pre-Conference Workshop on: external Validation andaccreditation ‘of Medical Schools’. Educational Development Centre for Medical and Health Professions, Soba University Hospital 28-30 Oct 2009.
60.Pre-Conference Workshop on: Planning and Producing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Educational Development Centre for Medical and Health Professions, Soba University Hospital 28-30 Oct 2009
61.3rdInternational Conference on Medical Education, Educational Development Centre for Medical and Health Professions, Friendship Hall, 31 Oct 2009.
32.18thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Geneva, Switzerland 16-19 June 2010.
33.Basic Biostatistics for Medical Researchcourse. Centre for Applied Statistics (CAS); 20-21.June 2012.
34.MOODLE course, Soba Unuversity Hospital, University of Khartoum 18.4.2012
35.EvidenceBasedMedicine workshop, Medical and Health Education Development Centre, Alzaiem Alazhari University,29-30 August 2012.
36.Medical Professionalism workshop. Sudan Medical Council 24-26 August 2013
.37.The 39thInternational ScientificConference of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons (SAS), Khartoum, Sudan (21-23 Feb 2015). Member of scientific committee and organizer.
38.The 40thInternational ScientificConference of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons (SAS), Khartoum, Sudan (8-10 March 2013). Two oral presentations
62.Primary Trauma Care (PTC) Provider course 12-13 Nov 2016, Sudan
63.Primary Trauma Care (PTC) Instructor’s course 14 Nov 2016, Sudan
64.Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), “Use of Computer-based Clinical Exam.” E poster 15 min presentation. International Conference, Helsinki 20-25 August 2017.
65.The Ottawa-ICME International Conference. Abu Dhabi 10-14 March 2018
66.The 43rdConference of the Sudan Association ofSurgeons 22-24 March 2018, Obayed, Sudan
.67.College of Surgeons of East, Central and South Africa (COSECSA)Board Exams and International conference 30 Nov=9 Dec 2018.Rwanda.
68.MRCSEd Part B OSCE Exam (as External Examiner with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK) 23-29 October 2018. Oman Sultanate.14
69.SPSS Statistic Course. Human Resource Development Administration, AAU; 25.2-1.3.2019.
70.MRCSEd Part B OSCE Exam (as External Examiner with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK); 25-27thNovember 2019, Khartoum, Sudan.
Current Post: Vice Chancellor and Professor of Surgery at Karary University (July 2020 t0 date) .
Previouspost: ProfessorofSurgery,(6.9. 2010-30.6.2020), Head dept. ofSurgery, Alzaiem Alazhary University (AAU), Sudan.
Sept 2005-Sept 2010 Jan 04 –Aug 05
Associate Professor and Consultant SurgeonAAUJan 04 –Aug 05Staff Surgeon, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom.
24 Nov2001-Sept 2003 Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon AAU
April 2001-October 2001 Surgeon, Cairo.
22 May–31 Mar 2001 Surgery (Amanuessi), Iisalmi Regional Hospital, Finland
Oct1999-May2000 Master inMinimal Access Surgery (MMAS), University of Dundee, UK. Finishing up writing the Dissertation for the MMAS, (Dept. of surgery), and the Portfolio for Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, (Dept. of Education and Life long Learning, Dundee Univ.
1st Aug.1998-30 Sept 1999 Clinical Research Fellow, Department of surgery, Ninewells hospital and medical school, University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK).\
Nov. 1997-June 1998 Attachment in Surgery and anaesthesia in preparation of Egyptian registration exam, Cairo University. Egypt.Mar.
1997-31 Oct.1997 Clinicalattachment, Shotley Bridge HospitalDurham, UKAug.
1996-31 Dec.1996 Locum Consultant Surgeon, Social Insurance Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi.
21 Aug.1995-30 Jun.1996 Registrar in general surgery, St. Lukes hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Feb. 1995 -30 Jul.1995 Registrar in General Surgery, Limerickregional hospital, Ireland.
Jan. 1993-Dec.1994 Registrar in Surgery, RotationAin Northern Region (United Kingdom) as follows:
(Aug. 94 -Dec. 94) Royal Victoria Infirmary-University Teaching hospital,Newcastle-upon-Tyne (General + GI+ Breast Surgery)
(Aug. 93 -Jul. 94) Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle, Cumberland. (General + GI+ Laparoscopic Surgery & Endoscopies)
(Jan. 93-Jul. 93) Wansbeck (Ashington) hospital, Northumberland.(General + Vascular Surgery) Dec.
1991-Dec. 1992 Registrarin general Surgery, including Urology & Endocrine Surgery Scarborough hospital, North Yorkshire, UK.Feb.
1990-Dec.1991 SHO-Surgical Rotation, Overseas Doctors Training Scheme (ODTS), Roy. Coll. Surg. Engl. included training in Orthopaedics+A&E, General and Plastic Surgery. Shotley Bridge hospital, Co. Durham.Sept.
1989 -Jan. 1990 Clinical Attachment, High Wycombe General Hospital.Sept.
85-Aug. 89 Registrar, Surgical Training Program, University of Khartoum. A rotation in General Surgery and Urology (30 months), Orthopaedics and traumatology (6/12), cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, and Paediatric Surgery (3/12 each).
Oct. 84 -Aug. 85Medical Officer in Surgery and casualty.Oct. 83-Oct. 84Internship Period, including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Ophthalmology, and Surgery, all including covering accident & Emergency (A & E)
I am a ‘Reviewer’ for the:
International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Open Access Surgery, Dove Press, since 16.6.2016According to researchgate.net I have 114 citationsto my papers in International peer reviewed journals, and 2242 reads (up to 31 Oct 2017).
Papers in Peer Review Journals(Please refer to the papers free at (www. researchgate.net) or 1r google my name)
1. El Shallay. Using Ethanolamine OleateInjection sclerotherapy To Control Massive bleeding from Diverticular disease. Jacob’s Journal of Medical Diagnosis and Medical Imaging2018; 3(1): 019.
2.El Shallaly. Laparoscopic-assisted Trucut biopsy for the diagnosis of Linitis Plastica. Jacob’s Journal of Medical Diagnosis and Medical Imaging 2017; 3(1): 015
3.El Shallaly GEHA, Al-Oteibi H. Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis complicated by Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Jacob’s Journal of Medical Diagnosis and Medical Imaging 2016; 1(1): 013.http://medicaldiagnosis.jacobspublishers.com/images/Medical_Diag/J_J_Med_Diagnosis_and_Image_1_2_013.pdf
4.El Shallaly GEHA, Karrar HK, Doumi AEA. Blood changes after splenectomy in portal hypertension. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences2013; 8(1): 47-56.
5.Idris SA, Hamza AA, Hafiz MM, Ali MA, El Shallaly GEHA. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of breast self-examination among final 6year female medical students in Sudan. International Journal of Public Health Research 2013; 1(1): 6-10.
6.El Shallaly GEHA, Makki A. Use of computer based clinical examination (CCE) for assessment of medical students.Education for Health 2012; 25(3): 148-152. Sudan JMS2012; 7(1): 15-20.7.El Shallaly G H. Hassan AN, Siddig NO, Mahammed RA, Osman EA, Ibrahim MA. Study of patients with community-acquired abscesses. Surgical Infections 2012; 13(4): 250-256.Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences 2011; 6 (3):159-166.
8.El Shallaly GEHA, Siddig N.Geophagia: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction.Sudan JMS 2010; 5 (4):313-319.
9.El Shallaly G, Jelli K. Small Bowel Obstruction caused by a Carcinoid Tumour. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences 2009; 4 (2):199-203.
10.El ShallalyG, Ali E, Omer N. Development andUse of Checklists for Assessment of Medical Students in Clinical Examinations on Real Patients. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences 2009; 4 (1):17-24.
11.El Shallaly G, Ali E, Salih S. Emergency Operations for Bleeding Duodenal Ulcers: A simple option to consider. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences 2008; 3 (4):339-341.
12.El Shallaly G, Ali E, Abdaljaleel I, Adam M. Spontaneous Expulsion of a Biliary Stent via the Abdominal wall: A rare complication. SudanJournal of Medical Sciences 2008; 3 (3): 255-57.
13.Nassar A, El Shallaly G. Optimising Laparoscopic Cholangiography Time using a Simple Cannulation Technique. Surgical Endoscopy2009; 23 (3): 513-517.
14.El Shallaly G, Cuschieri A. Optimum View Distance for Laparoscopic Surgery. Surgical Endoscopy 2006 Dec: 20 (12): 1879-1882.
15.El Shallaly G, Nassar AH, et al. Intraoperative cholangiography time in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: timing the radiographer. Surgical Endoscopy 2005 Oct; 19(10): 1370-2.
16.El Shallaly G,Nassar A H M, et al. Voice Recognition Interfaces (VRI) optimize the utilization of theatre staff and time during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technology (MITAT) 2005; 14: 6; 369-371.
17.El Shallaly G, Raimes S. Cervical Emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and retropneumoperitoneum following sigmoidoscopy and rectal biopsy. The International Journal of Colorectal Diseases 2005 Nov; 20(6): 547-8. On-line publication March 2005.
18.El Shallaly G. Ali E. Use of a Video-Projected Structured Clinical Examination (ViPSCE) instead of Oral Examination in the Assessment of Final Year Medical Students. Education for Health: Change in Learning & Practice 2004. Mar; 17(1): 17-26.
19.El Shallaly Gamal, Ali Eltayeb. Abstract: Use of a Video-Projected Structured Clinical Examination (ViPSCE) instead of Oral Examination in the Assessment of Final Year Medical Students. Medical Education 7“Really Good Stuff”, report of new ideas in medical education. 2003 Nov; 37 (11): 1048.
20.S.I. Brown, T.G. Frank, G. El Shallaly, A. Cuschieri. Comparison of conventional and gaze-down imaging in Laparoscopic task performance. Surgical Endoscopy 2003 Apr; 17 (4): 586-590.
21.G El Shallaly and A Cuschieri. Nature, aetiology and outcome of bile duct injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Hepatobiliary Surgery (HPB) 2000; Volume 2, Number 1: 3-12.
22.Raimes SA, El Shallaly G. Rapid development of a day surgery inguinal hernia service. The Journal of One-Day Surgery 1994; 4(2): 10.Books
23.El Shallaly Gamal (Author). Integrated Histology. Text Book. Sudanese Currency Press February 2004.
24.El Shallaly Gamal (Author). Da3awat min Alquran Alkarim.Sudanese Currency Press February 2004.
25.El Shallaly, Gamal (author). Shallaly’s Guide For Surgical Trainees. Panoprin printinPress 2009, multiple edition (6th2018)
26.El Shallaly, Gamal (author). Checklists For Clinical Examinations In General surgery. Panoprin printin Press 2009.Multiple editions (10th2018)Thesis & Abstracts
27.El ShallalyGamal. Comparison of a Standard 2-Dimensional Monitor Versus a Projector Display System (ViewSite) on the Performance of a Laparoscopic Surgical Task. Thesisaccepted for the degree of Master in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS), Department of Surgery, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, University of Dundee, March 2000. 28.El Shallaly Gamal, Cuschieri Alfred. Comparison of a Standard 2-Dimensional Monitor Versus a Projector Display System (ViewSite) on the Performance of a Laparoscopic Surgical Task. Abstract.EAES Congress Abstract Book 2000, Training Section: p 223. The 8thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Nice, France, 28 June –1 July 2000.
29.El Shallaly Gamal, Cuschieri Alfred. Optimum viewing distance range when using a 34 cm (14 inches) television monitor in laparoscopic surgery. Abstract. EAES Congress Abstract Book 2000, Training Section: p 223. The 8thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Nice, France, 28 June –1 July 2000.
30.El Shallaly Gamal. Pattern of Fractures at Khartoum Teaching Hospital”. Thesisaccepted for Master in Clinical Surgery (MCS). Department of Surgery, University of Khartoum 1987.
31.El Shallaly G. Factors Affecting the Educational Standards of Primary and Secondary School Children”. MSc Thesisin Community Medicine -8Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, 1982.
32.Case Report “Study of Mumps Epidemic in Isba Primary School Boys”. Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum 1982.
33.“An approach to Human Histology-Part 1”. Alhakeem Journal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum.1982; Vol. 16 -No 1: 30-32.34.“An approach to Human Histology-Part 2”. Alhakeem Journal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum. 1984; Vol. 17 -No 1: 60-65
1‘Fully computerized Computer-based Clinical Exam (CCE) using the MOODLE to assess Medical Students in Surgery’. Poster presentation. The Ottawa-ICME International Conference. Abu Dhabi 10-14 March 2018
2“Use of computer-based examination for assessment of medical studentsin Surgery” E-poster at the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) , Helsinki August 2017, and as an oral presentation at the Network Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom Sept 2017
3‘Analysis of patients who underwent Gastro-intestinal Endoscopies in a single unit at Khartoum Bahary Teaching Hospital from Feb 2007 to Aug 2009’. Poster presentation at the 18thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Geneve, Switzerland 16-19 June 2010.
4‘Small Bowel Obstruction caused by a Carcinoid Tumour’. Oral presentation at the 13thAnnual Scientific meeting of the Association of Upper Gastroenterological Surgeons (AUGIS), Nottingham, UK, 3-4 September 2009
5‘Linitis Plastica: The Challenges of Diagnosis’.Oral presentation at the 13thAnnual Scientific meeting of the Association of Upper Gastroenterological Surgeons (AUGIS), Nottingham UK, 3-4 September 2009.
6‘Use of Video-projected Structured Clinical Examination (ViPSCE) in the Assessment of Medical students’.Oral presentation at the International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Cardiff, UK, May 2008.
7‘Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Audit at Khartoum North Teaching Hospital’. Oral Presentation at the 36thInternational Conference of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons (SAS), Khartoum, Sudan, April 2008.
8‘Could Cholecystectomy with Extracorporeal Biliary Shunt offer Palliation for Obstructing Biliary Tumours?’ Poster presentation at the SAS 36thConference, Khartoum, Sudan, April 2008.
9'Spontaneous Expulsion of a Biliary Stent through the Abdominal Wall. Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Upper gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland, Cardiff, UK, 27-28 Sept 20079
10.Emergency Operations for Bleeding Duodenal Ulcers: a Simple Option to Consider. Poster presentation at the 15thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), Athens, Greece 4-7 July 2007.
11.Spontaneous Expulsion of a Biliary Stent through the Abdominal Wall. Poster presentation at the 15thInternational Congress of the EAES, Athens, Greece 4-7 July 2007.
12.Do we need an ERCP service in every hospital? Oral presentation at the 14th International Congress of the EAES, Berlin, Germany, September 2006. Selected for presentation at the Karl Storz Award Session as one of the 6 best scoring abstracts.
13.Single-Stage Management for patients with uncomplicated acute gall stone pancreatitis pre-operative MRCP and ERCP unnecessary. Oral presentation at the 14thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery EAES, Berlin, Germany September 2006.
14‘Sleeping Common Bile Duct Stones’. What is the alternative to Cholangiography. Oral presentation at the 14thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery EAES, Berlin, Germany, September 2006.
15.Single Versus Multiple Gall Stones-Clinical and Technical Implications. Oral presentation at the 14thInternational Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery EAES, Berlin, Germany, September 2006.
16.The Impact of a Specialist-led Service on the Management of Biliary Emergencies: a Moving Experience. Oral presentation European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
17.A Contracted Gall Bladder: Risk Factor for Common Bile Duct Stones? Oral presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
18.Technical Tips for the Difficult Cholecystectomy: Preventing Complications and Reducing Conversion. Video presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
19.Intra-Corporeal Ligation ofSplenic Vessels During Laparosopic Splenectomy: Safer than Staplers? Video presentation, EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
20.Optimizing Cystic Duct Cannulation and Intraoperative Cholangiography Time For Consultants and Trainees in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Common Bile Duct Exploration. Poster presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
21.Practical Facts about Viewing in Laparoscopic Surgery. Poster presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
22.Optimum View Distance for Laparoscopic Surgery. Poster presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.10
23.Cervical Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum, and Retroperitoneum following Sigmoidoscopy and Rectal Biopsy. Poster presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
24.Epigastric or Chest Pains May Predate Definitive Presentation with Choledocholithiasis: From Coronary Care Units to Bile Duct Exploration! Poster presentation. EAES 13thInternational Congress. Venice, Italy June 2005.
25.Optimizing Time And Staff Utilization During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using Voice Recognition Interface. Oral presentation at the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeon EAES meeting June 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
26.Component Training In An Advanced Laparoscopic Biliary Unit Can Be Safe And Effective. Oral presentation. EAES 12thinternational Congress June 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
27.Intraoperative Cholangiography Time InLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Timing the Radiographer. Poster presentation EAES 12thinternational Congress June 2004, Barcelona, Spain. Selected among the best 20 (out of 322 posters) at the Congress.
28.Use Of Video-Projected Structured Clinical Examination (ViPSCE) Instead Of Oral Examination In The Assessment Of Final Year Medical Students. Poster presentation at the Annual International Meeting of THE NETWORK-Towards Unity for Health. Eldoret, Kenya: 7-12 Sept. 2002.
29.Comparison Of A Standard 2-Dimensional Monitor Versus A Projector Display System (Viewsite) On The Performance Of A Laparoscopic Surgical Task. Poster presentation. EAES 8thInternational Congress. Nice, France, 28 June –1 July 2000.
30.Optimum Viewing Distance Range from a 34 cm (14”) Monitor in Laparoscopic Surgery. Poster presentation. EAES 8thInternational Congress. Nice, France, 28 June-1 July 2000.
31.The application of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in assessing undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate surgeonstrained on laparoscopic courses”. Oral Presentation for the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE), University of Dundee, UK, June 1999
Primary Trauma Care course 11-12 Feb 2017, AlzaiemAlazhari University.As Director of the Centre for Health and Medical Education DevelopmentI have been involved in teaching in many courses. After being appointed as a director of the Health and Medical Education Development Centre at AAU, I have been involved as the leader of the team in organising the following courses:
1.Biostatistics for Medical Research 20-21 June 2012
2.Evidence Based Medicine 29-30 August 2012
3.Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics 6-8 Dec 2012 (organisation)
4.Professionalism curriculum Dec2012
5.Student Support; Role of Academic Supervisor workshop 10 April 2013
6.Student assessment workshop; design of Single Best Answer MCQs, 24 Apr 13.
As a Professor and Head departmentof Surgery I am directly involved in the Teaching and Assessment of Medical students enrolling in the surgery course. I also participate in teaching of other pre-clerkship courses.
In United Kingdom
As a tutor in some and as organizer and team leader in others:
1.Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery Skills, 5th-7th October 1998, at the Surgical Skills Unit (SSU), Department of Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee, UK. 2.Advanced Endoscopic Surgery Sills Course, 19th-23rd October 1998, SSU, Dundee.
3.Junior House-Officers Course (Vascular Access, Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage, Chest drainage and Aspiration), 28 October, and 4 November 1998. SSU, Dundee. (Organizer)
4.Endoscopic Surgery for theatre Personnel,6 November 1998. SSU, Dundee.
5.Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery, 23rd-25th November 1998. SSU, Dundee.
6.Staff Development Day, 2nd December 1998. SSU, Dundee.
7. Junior House-Officers Course (Suturing and Knotting), 9 December 1998. SSU, Dundee. (Organiser)
8.Ductal Calculi: The Laparoscopic Approach, 14-15 December 1998. SSU, Dundee. A course sponsored and supervised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
9.Junior House-Officers Course (Suturing and Knotting), 16 December 1998. SSU, Dundee. (Organiser)
10.Minor surgery for GPs, 21 January 1999. (Organiser)
11.Minor surgery for GPs, 22 January 1999. (Organiser)15
12.Essentials of endoscopic surgery, 3-5 Feb. 1999.
13.Advanced endoscopic surgery, 15-19 Feb. 1999.
14.Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery Skills, 26-28 April 1999. SSU, Dundee.
15.Ductal Calculi: The Laparoscopic Approach, 3-4 May 1999. SSU, Dundee.
16.Laparoscopic Paediatric Course, 17-21 May 1999
17.Junior House Officer Course for Ninewells Hospital Staff, 2 and 9 June 1999. (Organiser)
18. Essentials of Endoscopic Surgery Course 14-16 June 1999.
19.Essentials of Endoscopic Surgery Course 21-23 June 1999.
20.Foundations of Laparoscopic Surgery 30 Aug-3 Sept 1999. (Organiser)
22.Advanced Endoscopic Surgery 13-17 Sept 1999.
23.Essentials of Endoscopic Surgery Course 11-13 October 1999. (Organiser)
(i) CLINICAL & OPERATIVE EXPERIENCE:
I have worked in surgical disciplines at both tropical and advanced European set-ups. This had the beneficial effect of augmenting my clinical acumen and surgical management, as well as communication skills. All my training posts were recognised and approved by the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (United Kingdom).
General and Laparoscopic surgery (upper GI/Biliary):
I have beenworking as an Associate Professor and consultant surgeon for 9 years with the department of surgery in AlAzhari University Unit at Khartoum North Teaching hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. I am a member of the team that established a laparoscopic unit and performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy operation in the history of Khartoum North city and East Nile province; an occasion that was celebrated in the National press.
My clinical duties include 2 operating sessions and one referred clinic session a week. We cover the accident and emergency every 6thday. My duties involve teaching rounds and lectures aimed at registrars, junior doctors and medical students. I have got administrative duties as well as research projects. I supervise Master students. I am also involved in writing the curriculum of surgery. Courses that I was involved in as co-ordinator include the ‘Critical Care’ and the ‘Gastro-Intestinal’ course.At Monklands hospital, Airdrie (UK), I worked in a laparoscopic/upper GI unit under the supervision of Mr. Nassar. The unit is a specialised referral one that employs one session management of gall bladder disease and common bile duct stones. My duties included the management of inpatients, attending clinics and operating theatre. I have been able to follow the activities of the unit and develop my experience and training in laparoscopic upper GI/biliary surgery. Particularly, I have become familiar with the technique of transcystic duct cannulation, operative cholangiography, and laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct. I am directly involved in research and paper writing. During the past 18 months I have published 4 papers in peer reviewed journals, and had 12 presentations at the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES) International Meetings in the years 2004/ and 2005. (Please see details under publications and presentations).
I received systematic training as a surgical registrar in the United Kingdom. In addition, I attended basic and advanced courses on laparoscopic surgery. This has given me an overview of the practice in all the UK. I worked in Ireland also and was exposed to different techniques. My work as a clinical research fellow, under the supervision of Professor Sir Cuschieri in Scotland (UK), has added a lot to myknowledge, technique, and safety awareness. The Professor and his unit are internationally renowned in the field of laparoscopic surgery. I was awarded the degree of Master in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS), The Master involved doing a research project together with modules related to different aspects of laparoscopic surgery, such as imaging, ergonomics, access, instrumentation, and tissue approximation, as well as research methodology. I am able to perform independently laparoscopic cholecystectomies with on-table cholangiograms. I also perform appendicectomies, diagnostic and staging laparoscopies for GI malignancies e.g. gastric and oesophageal. I have actively participated in laparoscopically assisted large bowel resections. I am capable of laparoscopic intracorporeal suturing.I am a member of the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AESGBI), and the EAES.
I was trained in and performed diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopies such as injection sclerotherapy of oesophageal varices and bleeding peptic ulcers, as well asoesophageal dilatation.I performed partial gastrectomies as well as vagotomies and drainage procedures. I am familiar with small bowel resections and anastomoses, open cholecystectomies, triple bypass palliative operations in malignant obstructive jaundice and drainage of pseudocysts of the pancreas. I assisted in Whipple's operations.I performed both emergency and elective splenectomy.I am a member of the Association of Upper Gastroenterologists (AUGE).
I regularly perform flexible sigmoidoscopy and occasionally colonoscopy, both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes such as snaring of polyps. Although not directly involved as a permanent member of the colorectal unit at Monklands, I have used my initiatives to follow and participate in some of the activities in the unit, particularly operative sessions and outpatient clinics. I have been exposed to useful operative techniques, such as stome formation, and dissection with scissor diathermy.I am familiar with the management of different forms of large bowel diseases. I performed large bowel resections and anastomoses e.g. right & left hemicolectomies, sigmoid colectomies and emergency Hartmann's operation. I have participated actively in abdominoperineal and anterior resections of the rectum. I am also familiar with the management of various types of stomas. I am familiar with management of a wide variety of anal and perianal conditions, including haemorrhoids (injections, band ligation, surgical excision), anal fissures and fistulae and pilonidal sinuses (open, closed techniques), etc.
Breast: I am familiar with the management of a wide spectrum of benign and malignant breast diseases. I perform and train registrars on major operations such as simple mastectomies with level III axillary lymph nodes clearance. In addition, I am familiar with operations such as excision of fibroadenomas, microdochectomies and excision of male gynaecomastia, and a wide range of diagnostic procedures (e.g. FNAC, Trucut biopsies) of the breast. As a training registrarI was actively involved in a dedicated ‘breast unit’at the RVI This University teaching hospitalwas a referral centre for the North of England. I was trained and became familiar with the organisation of such multidisciplinary units,that haveon-site cytology, mammography,and oncology services.
Thyroid & Parathyroid glands:
I am familiar with the medical and surgical management of common thyroid diseases.I perform subtotal thyroidectomies as well as lobectomies. Large simple goitres are endemic in the West of Sudan and regular management of such patients provides good experience. I have recently had the experience of assisting in total thyroidectomy for a papillary carcinoma in a Sudanese patient.At Scarborough (UK) I worked with a surgeon who is interested in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. I gained invaluable experience in managing parathyroid problems particularly their localization and surgical removal.
I worked in a vascular unit at Monklands Hospital under the supervision of Mr. Roy Scott, who is a vascular and general surgeon. Iwas directly involved in the daily managements of inpatients, who were admitted as emergency or electively. I was also involved in running outpatient vascular and general surgery clinics. I attended the Lanarkshire Vascular Multidisciplinary meetings, where difficult and interesting vascular problems were discussed by the vascular surgeons and the interventional radiologists. I have gained a lot of experience in the care of patients suffering from a wide spectrum of vascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, and carotid vascular disease. I was capable of running these clinics independently and thus contributed in reducing the outpatient waiting list. I am familiar with the operative management of a wide spectrum of vascular operations including varicose vein operations, femoral artery embolectomy, and above/below knee amputations, which I perform independently. I am also well acquainted with vascular anastomosis techniques. I assisted in major vascular operations particularlyfemoropopliteal/distal bypass grafts, abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs (both electively and emergency), aortofemoral, and extra-anatomic bypass graft operations. I am familiar with phenol sympathectomy.I was involved in research and auditing of vascularproblems. I participated in the Carotid Doppler study at Monklands hospital. I used to participate in the weekly junior doctor seminars. I was involved in teaching medical students from Glasgow University, as well as being a regular tutor (examiner) at the medical OSCE for final year medical students
18I am familiar with the management of common urological problems. I perform both flexible and rigid cystoscopies and retrograde catheterisation of the ureters. I am able to perform endoscopic operations such as bladder lithotripsy and resection of small tumours. I learned the basic principles of TURP and performed a few under supervision.Familiar open urological operations include nephrolithotomies, nephrectomies, ureterolithotomy, and transvesical prostatectomy. I performed many urethral dilatations and circumcisions
learned the principles of plastic surgery during working in the plastic surgery unit at Shotley Bridge hospital. That was part of the Royal College’s trainingprogramme. The unit was one of the main referral units in the North of England. I became familiar with the management of burns and with the various types of skin grafts and flaps. I performed independently minor operative lists that included repair of uncomplicated hand tendon injuries and excision of breast lumps. I gained invaluable knowledge of planning surgical incisions and wound care.
Casualty (ATLS course):
I worked in a very busy casualty department on a 2 in 5 duty rota. I gained tremendous experience in dealing with a wide spectrum of emergencies; medical and surgical both in adults and children. This increased my interest in the speciality. I have attended the course and obtained the certificate of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
ii) TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
As aProfessorat the department of surgery, Alzaeim al Azhari University(AAU). Our Faculty of Medicine has adopted an integrated, problem based, and in many aspects a student led type of curriculum.I am fully involved with curriculum design, teaching, and organisation of examinations in the General Surgery’ courses at both the undergraduate level at the AAU, and the postgraduate surgical training level under the Sudan Board of Medical Specialities (SBMS) whereI have assigned todesign the curriculum of Basic Surgical Training as part of the MD qualification.I have been directly involved in the renovating the curriculum of General Surgery at my Faculty of Medicine(AAU).We have stressed the importance of Problem based learning (PBL) as well as integrating basic and clinical sciences.I have created and designed a form of assessment of medical students that was named ‘Video-Projected StructuredClinical Examination(ViPSCE). A paper and a synopsis on this innovated exam were published in 2 major International journals (see publications). This was further developed into a computer-based exam. Our experiencewas published too (see publications).I have co-ordinated many courses including ‘Gastrointestinal System’, ‘ Critical Care’ and ‘Musculoskeletal’ courses.Internationally, I am an Examiner of the MRCS with the Royal College ofSurgeons of Edinburgh (UK).19Locally, I am an External Examiner at a few Sudanese Universities including University of Khartoum, Al Ribat, Omdurman Islamic, African International, and Shendi universities.I have also been appointed by the Sudan Medical Council as a Chief Internal Examiner to supervise MBBS examination of the University of Khartoum.As a clinical research fellow and teaching assistant at the University of Dundee (United Kingdom), I was involved in teaching many courses as a tutor in some and as an organiser and team leader in others (please see page 11 for alist of these courses)I am a member of the Higher Education Academy,of the United Kingdom.I received formal training at the University of Dundee that culminated in awarding me the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education(CertTHE) in July 2000. An important part of my post as a Clinical Research Fellow in the department of surgery at Dundee University was my involvement in teaching and organisation of courses at the Surgical Skills Unit, Ninewells Hospital. I was directly involvedin teaching 22 different courses on general and laparoscopic surgery (see below details under ‘Courses I was involved in teaching’. Candidates included junior house officers, GPs, and trainee surgeons. I was also involved in teaching medical students and paramedics.I have always enjoyed teaching and practised it throughout my whole career. In addition, I had the honour of being actively involved in the teaching of:Undergraduate medical students from several countries: Glasgow University (Scotland, UK), Dundee University (Scotland, UK), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (England, UK), the Royal College of Surgeons of Surgeons in Ireland, Universities of Khartoum, Al Jazeera, Khartoum Academy, Upper Nile (Sudan). This involved teachingrounds, tutorials and organising and participating in clinical examinations.Postgraduate surgeons preparing for their final Fellowship exams.Nurses and paramedics.(iii) RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:My research interest and ability took an important step when I undertook a research project as a Clinical Research Fellow (and Master Student) at Dundee University, working at Ninewells Hospital under the supervision of Prof Sir Cuschieri (1998-2000). The field of the research was Imaging in Laparoscopic Surgery. I was involved in writing the protocol, reviewing the literature, conducting the experiments. The latter involved liaison with other colleagues such as lab assistants and surgeons. I Wrote up a thesis entitled 'Comparison of a Standard 2-Dimensional Monitor Versus a Projector Display System on the Performance of a Laparoscopic Task'. The thesis was a part of the Master in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS), which I was awarded by the University of Dundee in July 2000. The abstract of my thesis was presented at the 8thInternational Congress of the European association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), Nice, France 2000. A paper based on my original work was also published in Surgical Endoscopy (see publications).I havealso beeninvolved in research work in the field of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and CBD exploration, the results of which were published in several papers (see papers)20As a Professor I am currently supervising several research projects at both under and post-graduate levels and I am a referee and reviewer for some National and International journals.(iv) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCEAdministrative and communication skills were gained over the years and developed via working in 6 different countries in 3 continents with exposure to a wide range of cultures both medically and socially.Sudan: AsVice Chancellor at Karary University(KU): My latest employment imposed huge administrative responsibilities on me. Karary University (KU) was established in 1994 and the Health Colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Nursing, Laboratory and Radiology) were established in 2008. KU is a governmental university that caters for both military and civilian undergraduate students.It alsohas a postgraduate Deanery. The country is experiencing great changes in governance and there isgreater interest in higher education currently than before. Moreover,the Covid-19epidemic has increased the challenges for any administrator. I have immediately got reforms going on in almost all University activities including establishing newpartnerships with community and military hospital consultants and health workers.I am heading the adoption of E-learning and we are establishing an Information Technology Centre as well as a Professional development and Medical Education centre of excellence.As Head department of surgery at AAU: I am working towards creating a Team to lead the departments into the 21stcentury. My legacy is to stress the importance of continuous development of the staff and computerisation of surgical exams. I have introduced new methods of assessment of medical students based on research and published 2 papers on the use of ViPSCE, CCE, and recently the use of Moodle computer program.As Director of the ‘Medical and Health Education Development Centreat AAU:This is one of two centres recognised by the Sudan Medical Specialization Board. This centre is responsible for the design and supervision of medical curricula, as well as the development of the university teaching staff. We organise several courses in medical education and health profession. Member of the Curriculum Committee at the Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB).I have headed the committee responsible for writing the curriculum for the surgical speciality (Basic 2 years training).United Kingdom: I have the experience of working at the surgical skills unit (SSU) of the department of surgery at the university of Dundee, under the direction and supervision of Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri. I developed my experience from a member to a leader of the team responsible for organising the courses for a wide spectrum of medical practitioners. These included postgraduate surgeons wishing to acquire skills in laparoscopic surgery. These came from the UK, Ireland, and EEC countries, as well as overseas doctors. At the SSU, I also organised basic skills courses targeting surgical house officers working at Ninewells hospital. I have been involved in planning and execution of 21these courses and in leading the team in many occasions and monitoring the candidates’ feed-back evaluation of the courses.(V) AUDIT EXPERIENCE:I have been involved in Clinical auditing throughout my trainingin the UK. One example of a large audit that affected surgical practice was the audit over a period of 1 year of 93 cases of Inguinal Hernia Repair as a day case under Local/General Anaesthesia that I conducted with my consultant while working as a registrar at Cumberland Infirmary. The overall success rate was 68% as day cases, of which 70% were done under local anaesthesia. We were able to achieve and improve on the Regional target of 50% at the time for adult inguinal hernia repair. This study was presented at the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) held at Keele 1994, and the abstract was published in the Journal of One-Day Surgery:SA Raimes and G El Shallaly. Rapid Development of a Day Surgery Inguinal Hernia Service. Journal of One-Day Surgery 1994; 4 (2): 10.After returning to Sudan I havebeen involved in introducing the concept of audit to where I work at Khartoum North Teaching Hospital despite the difficulties and the challenges and have succeeded in making it part of the weekly activities of surgical units.(Vi) TRAININGat under-andpost-graduatelevels:I am committed to continuous personal development as well as training surgical residences. I am a recognized trainer both nationally and Internationally. In Sudan I am one of the consultants recognized by the SBMS and routinely have surgical residences in training. I have been involved in the supervision, mentoring, and assessment of surgical trainees. It is an honour to say that I have trained so many young surgeons in my country.I am also a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFSTEd). (V) University and Community ServiceI believe in the important role the University must play in the development of community health services and health education. At the AAU we are regularly involved in rural residency programs as well as health education programs in our communityMEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES:-Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.Ref: 12017-Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (MFSTEd), Royal College, UK-Examiner on the MRCS with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh-Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI).-Member of the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AESGBI).-Member of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES).-Member of the Association of Upper Gastroenterologists (AUGE).-Member of the Higher Education Academy (UK).22EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES -HOBBIES -SPORTS:I enjoy team sports especiallyfootball. I was a member of football teams in my school, neighbourhood and university. I was a member of the Khartoum Gadima School volleyball team that won the silver medal at the Sudanese Higher Secondary Schools National competition in 1975. I also enjoy playing table tennis, badminton, swimming, and horse riding. I have a special interest in learning languages.In addition to Arabic, my mother’s tongue, I speak fluent English. I have a diplome in French language from Leon University. My leisure activities include reading books and magazines of general knowledge, history and current affairs, international relations, politics and culture. I enjoy drawing and painting with water-colours. I play the keyboard as a hobby and enjoy listening to music. I am also interested in computing.