Published: 23 September 2013

Surrey professor honoured by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professor Chris Fry awarded the Fellowship ad hominem in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the advancement of surgical education and training.

Professor Fry, Professor of Physiology within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, was nominated for the prestigious award for his dedicated support to generations of surgical trainees, highly respected research into the physiology of specialised muscle and his involvement in Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons examinations. 

Professor Fry said: “I am honoured to be granted this Fellowship. I have a deep commitment to surgical training through research supervision, preparation for membership examinations and promoting a central role for an understanding of physiological principles. This has been rewarded by seeing so many trainees themselves follow distinguished careers in various surgical disciplines, and maintain the process of continuous enquiry through example and research.”

The award, which was sponsored by Mr Graham Layer, Consultant Breast and General Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), also recognises Professor Fry's contribution to the journal Surgery and his work on a new training programme to progress surgery within the contemporary healthcare system.

President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Mr Ian Ritchie said: “RCSEd has a long history of innovation and advancement and Professor Fry’s contribution exemplifies this quality. I take great pleasure in presenting him with the Fellowship ad hominem to mark his outstanding contributions to surgical education, training and surgical advancement.”

Established in 1505, and with a worldwide membership, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the world’s oldest and largest surgical establishments dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its activities in education, training and examinations. 

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