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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots111
Valid votes111
Invalid votes0


Round Abhishek Srivastava Andreas Samoutis Anshul Aich Bavin Pathmaraj RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 51.00 31.00 15.00 13.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 55.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 55.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 57.00 36.00 18.00 10.50 46.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Anshul Aich, Bavin Pathmaraj, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 46.50. Candidate Abhishek Srivastava has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Abhishek Srivastava.

Number of vacancies: 1


Andreas Samoutis
Orthopaedics is fascinating, I made the decision to study medicine after watching a knee replacement! The marriage of science and craftsmanship is phenomenal. I would love to be the next orthopaedic chair, share my passion for the speciality and inspire others to explore it!

My goal is to continue and build on the work of the previous committee by:
1. Increasing awareness and engagement through the ucl_orthopaedics Instagram page by starting an MCQ series.
2. Inaugurating a lecture on orthopaedic innovations e.g. Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted surgery
3. Teaming up with Med-Tech and organising a lecture/workshop on Virtual Reality and its utility in Orthopaedics
4. Launching a minilecture/Q&A on becoming an Orthopedic in the US

I am sure with the help and engagement of the societies members we can achieve at least 3 (maybe even all :) of the above plus the Student to Surgeon lecture.
From my experience as:
- Co-founder of Medic-Aid (tutoring company) and Gratitude Innovations (e-health app)
- Researcher at IICC (
- Anatomy tutor and mentor at SurgSoc
- Second lieutenant in the Military (14 months)
I have acquired skills and useful contacts that will aid in achieving the above goals.
If you would like to see them take place vote for me!
Thank you for your time!
Abhishek Srivastava
Having been immersed as part of the T&O subcommittee over the past academic year, I have gained a deeper appreciation of this unique specialty and it has reaffirmed to me the dynamic nature of Orthopaedics. As part of this subcommittee, and as part of other various committees, including my role as Vice-President of UCL Medical Society and as Surgical Society's iBSc Programme Lead, I am well versed with pivotal committee roles and how to gain the best out of a team and work as part of a larger one.

Furthermore, my enthusiasm for T&O has motivated me to contribute to this section significantly over the last year, which includes organising our largest event and setting up a very successful new Instagram page. My extensive involvement in external T&O research publication projects has allowed me to make contacts from consultant to trainee that could be called upon for T&O talks and events, which would include exciting new opportunities for students such as simulation training.

Building on the fantastic base established this year, I would aim to organise a series of talks for students, covering the fundamental subspecialties, from the leading consultants I have made contact with. I would supplement this with, if COVID rules allow, evenings involving simulation training in T&O. I would continue to further our social media and break new boundaries by aiming to introduce a new, international UCL T&O conference. In short, if voted for, I will take this subsection to new heights!
Bavin Pathmaraj
Hi, I’m Bavin and I would love to be your next Orthopaedic Surgery Chair.

Over the past 2 years, I have attended numerous talks by orthopaedic surgeons and kept in contact with them by email. I aim to use this list of contacts as well as the orthopaedic surgeons at UCLH to deliver a range of informative presentations for all students next year.
My aims are to:
• Bring in speakers to explore different aspects of orthopaedic surgery from treating sports injuries to arthroplasty
• Bring in speakers to explain the “life of an orthopaedic surgeon”, and the step-by-step process required to become an orthopaedic surgeon and what can be done to give students a head start in medical school.
• Collaborate with shadowing officer, to help increase the number of orthopaedic surgeons in the shadowing scheme
• Work with the anatomy tutorials director to help deliver upper and lower limb anatomy tutorials to medical students in all years
Overall, I will use my determination and passion to ensure that orthopaedic surgery is taken to the next level next year. Thank you for reading my manifesto and please vote for me!
Anshul Aich
T&O is one of the largest surgical specialities, and I think it deserves more recognition than it gets. Over the past few years, my interest in T&O has grown as I was able to complete a shadowing placement prior to COVID, and have continued my exploration of this speciality by attending the amazing talks organised by our society.

My main aims are as follows:

- Continue to organise a wide variety of talks, including talks exploring the speciality and life as an orthopod, as well as talks focusing on clinical conditions.

- The current Ortho team had the brilliant idea of starting an Instagram page. I will expand the reach of this by liaising with other Medschools. This is something I have experience in, as I was one of the Media officers for SurgSoc this year.

- Collaborate with the Education officer in order to use the Insta page as a medium for revision as well as for advertising upcoming events.

- Collaborate with other universities to host joint events. This will be a good opportunity for networking.

I have greatly enjoyed working with SurgSoc over the last 2 years - as Media officer this year, and Cardiothoracic Deputy Chair in the year before. Our talks are attended by students from across the world, and as Media officer I spent more time responding to messages from non UCL students than those from UCL.

We are clearly one of the societies that makes UCL “London’s Global University”, and with your support, I hope to continue and build on this legacy.