Culture and Diversity inclusion in Trauma and Orthopaedics is more important today than it has ever been.
The world of Trauma and Orthopaedics needs to move towards into an era of dynamically changing social and cultural norms with the rest of the world or we will risk losing valuable talent and may not reflect the population we treat, thus impacting patient care.
Besides my vested interest in this matter as a woman of colour in Core Surgical Training, I also aspire to bring change and to build a positive and diverse work culture in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
I have been fortunate to lead Educational Projects at a regional level and projects combating COVID during the first wave where I demonstrated good leadership qualities. I believe with my drive and enthusiasm, combined with my previous experience of aligning people together and driving them with a single purpose, I can make significant contributions in this role. I want to use this position to not only improve our work culture to a more inclusive and positive environment, but also help make us more welcoming and relatable to our ever changing patient population.