Daljit Dhariwal humbled and delighted at BAOMS Trainers’ Trainer of the Year 2019 award
04 July 2019 (Last updated: 4 Jul 2019 13:53)
“I am humbled and delighted”, the 2019 Trainers’ Trainer of the Year Daljit Dhariwal said on winning the award, adding: “Because it comes from the trainees, I didn’t apply for it.” She admitted that it was a great surprise to get the award, which is promoted by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) and presented at the annual scientific conference.
“I’ve always been pro-education because it is key. It doesn’t matter whether you are female or male, or whatever your background, you have to be the best you can be. And, I see my role as doing what I can to help them realise their potential to come out of training to be able to progress their practice and in future come back and teach me! It’s the ultimate goal.
Daljit Dhariwal works part-time as a consultant maxillofacial surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She has two children, and loves teaching, training and treating patients.
“I often feel I can’t give enough, but the trainees feel I do and to a high quality. Hopefully for other women and men it shows how they can contribute. It’s the quality of what you bring not the quantity.”
The Trainers’ Trainer competition starts each January when all UK OMFS trainees are invited by Alistair Smyth, Recruitment and Retention Lead for BAOMS Council, to nominate the best trainer on their rotation.
This year the award was presented by BAOMS President Sat Parmar at the Birmingham scientific conference being held with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
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