How do life challenges help you to develop alternative careers?

This inspiring podcast features Dr. David Rawaf, Clinical Excellence Lead for Inovus Medical. David talked about how a car accident halted his aspirations to move to the US, his core surgical training, and how he became an influential leader in healthcare.

This inspiring podcast features Dr. David Rawaf, Clinical Excellence Lead for Inovus Medical. David is an MBBS (MD – Merit), BSc (Hons), MSc graduate and anatomy demonstrator from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. Currently whilst working as a Trauma & Orthopaedics Elective Registrar and previously as an Orthopaedic Core Trainee and A&E Clinical & Education Fellow at University College London Hospital, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier Hospitals with clerkships at Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore & Chino Valley & Montclair Medical Centres – Los Angeles, he works on creating and maintaining the design aspects for the Imperial College WHO Collaborating Centre (for Public Health Education & Training), Imperial College School of Public Health and the Global Health BSc programme as well as medical writing, research and hosting conferences. He also holds an honorary contract with North Hampshire Hospitals as a Clinical Knee Research Fellow.

In addition to clinical roles, David is the Clinical Excellence Lead for Inovus Medical, the world-leaders in high-fidelity medical and surgical simulation devices coupled with a ground-breaking platform destined to change the face of training future generations of surgeons. David is also heavily involved in medical device & software consulting, including validation, accreditation and approval through bodies such as the FDA.

In this episode, Abeyna and David talked about:

🏎️ How a significant car accident halted David’s aspirations to move to the US as a doctor

🩺 Why he persisted in applying for core surgical training despite the challenges he faced during the interview process.

🧲 How his extracurricular interests and achievements outside of medicine has led to becoming an influential leader in healthcare across the world

🎯 Why it’s important to focus on the journey more-so than the outcome when it comes to planning any career pathway for yourself

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