As a fellowship-trained consultant, with a specialty in orthopedics and traumatology and a subspecialty in the shoulder and elbow, I am traversing the medical career path along with so many others in today’s global medical community. As I see it, no matter where we find ourselves on our medical career path—whether an aspiring medical student, a medical student, an intern, a resident/registrar, a prospective fellow, a consultant, or a fellowship-trained consultant—to be the most competent and successful at serving the diverse needs of our patient communities, we should always be striving to learn more, expand our skills, challenge our creativity, and nurture our colleagues in their quests to grow too. If this ethos rings true to you, then you will find The Swiss-Made Egyptian informative and inspiring.

This book takes you on a journey to create your medical career success path. My journey started in Cairo, Egypt and has taken me to multiple other continents along the way—Europe, Australia, North America, and South America. The Swiss-Made Egyptian tells my story of being born and raised in Egypt, completing four years of medical school in Egypt, moving to Germany for a year, then completing the last two years of medical school in Egypt, and next moving to Switzerland to complete my medical internship and residency with a specialty in orthopedics and traumatology. After that, I completed one and a half years of fellowships in Australia to gain more training in my subspecialty, the elbow and shoulder. Following that I returned to Switzerland where I now live and practice as a consulting physician, researcher, mentor, and author. And along this already diverse training journey, I travelled to other hospitals around the world—in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and the USA—to complete shorter internships, observerships, research experiences, and clerkships to expand my abilities as well.

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