Trainetics Faculty Member Wai Yoong, Wins First Place In O&G Category At The BMA Medical Book Awards 2021
How to Perform Operative Procedures in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a video platform based book on operative procedures for O&G written by Wai Yoong, one of the Trainetics faculty, was selected as the winner in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology section of the 2021 BMA Medical Book Awards.
Over 900 books were submitted and the prestigious panel included James Parveen Kumar and Clare Gerada as well as Dr Chand Nagpaul (Chair of the BMA). Judges praised the fact that it offers an innovative, media-rich approach to the subject, alongside easy-to-follow guidance to the procedures. The awarding panel described the book as important and timely, as trainees had missed access to surgery during Covid-19.
Commenting on the win, Wai Yoong said: “It was a team effort and we’re really proud to have won this award. Some of the chapters were written by our trainees and the award will encourage our SHOs and registrars to appreciate that you don't have to work in a tertiary hospital to write a book! With the reduction in surgery that occurred during the first peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to create a way for trainees to continue to learn and this book helped to do just that.”