Kuwait is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to develop a fellowship exam process modelled on the Canadian Fellowship exams. Professor Adel Ayed is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization. He completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in thoracic surgery in Canada and successfully completed the Royal College exams. As part of the development process he was invited by the Royal College to observe the General Surgery Fellowship exams in Ottawa this past June.
Dr Jay Engel is an examiner for the Royal College in General Surgery and Professor Ayed joined him as an observer for the oral exam. Professor Ayed then invited Dr Engel to travel to Kuwait to act as an external examiner/observer for their fall exam in general surgery. Dr Engel will provide them with a confidential report on his observations regarding the examination and the organization. We wish to congratulate Dr Engel, and recognize his virtues as an ambassador for Canada and for Queen's University.