City medical student into contest final

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A MEDICAL student from the University of Edinburgh will represent the south-east of Scotland in a UK-wide Student Surgical Skills Competition, after winning the south-east of Scotland regional heat, which took place at the Royal College of Surgeons last week.

Twenty-four-year-old Colin Low made it through to the final of the nationwide Surgical Skills Competition after competing against 18 fellow medical students from the University of Edinburgh at the south-east of Scotland regional heat.

He demonstrated a range of his surgical skills, including suturing, knot-tying and undertaking a series of key-hole surgical tests.

Organised by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), the Student Surgical Skills Competition sees medical students from across the UK competing in regional heats to be in with a chance of making it through to the grand final in Edinburgh in March next year.

The overall winner will win a trip to sponsors’ Johnson and Johnson Medical Companies’ European Surgical Training Institute in Hamburg later in the year.