When Abdel made the decision to study Diabetes at Masters Level, all he needed to decide was which training provider to choose. Having come across the Diploma MSc website, he knew he’d found one he was looking for: “I liked the fact the this is an approved course, and that previous graduates had found completing the MSc in Diabetes helpful in progressing their career – which is exactly what I wanted to achieve.”
Having enjoyed his Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes so much, Dr Kabad Rao wasn’t going to miss out on his moment of glory – Graduation. Having travelled from India to attend the celebration at the University of South Wales, Dr Rao was thrilled to meet the Diploma MSc Support Team who have been helping him throughout the last 12 months to complete his course.
Diploma MSc alumnus Dr Kevin Fernando recently took to the stage to share his expert insights into recent guidelines on the treatment of diabetes with 1500 Portuguese GPs at the Update em Medicina symposium in the Algarve in April.
The North Berwick-based GP Partner regularly delivers large-scale medical education to primary care health teams in the UK and internationally. But not all audiences are treated to some of Dr Fernando’s Scottish heritage; as he introduced himself to the delegation, they were also introduced to the traditional Scottish kilt!
Speaking of his latest experience in the Mediterranean Dr Fernando said: “I was asked to present an update on the use and safety profile of SGLT2 inhibitors, with a focus on the recently published SIGN 154 diabetes guidelines, and the cardioprotective properties of this class of drug.
“It’s a very specialised and current subject so I think some of the delegates were surprised to see a British doctor, with a Portuguese surname, who was unable to speak a word of Portuguese…in a kilt! But as a Scottish representative, I thought it appropriate and it actually went down very well.”
Dr Kevin Fernando brings a touch of Scotland to the Algarve