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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running9
Available position1
Total ballots125
Valid votes125
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Mohammad Alradhawi Mominah Khan Ariadni Papadopoulou Hugo Ferreira Gabrielle Guvensen Amit Bhudia Rahul Chandrasekar Bavin Pathmaraj RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 20.00 4.00 24.00 24.00 8.00 17.00 15.00 12.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 62.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 62.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 21.00 24.00 25.00 8.00 17.00 15.00 12.00 3.00 0.00 61.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Mominah Khan and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 61.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 21.00 24.00 31.00 17.00 16.00 12.00 4.00 0.00 60.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Gabrielle Guvensen. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 60.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
4 21.00 24.00 36.00 17.00 17.00 10.00 0.00 57.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Bavin Pathmaraj. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 57.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
5 22.00 26.00 40.00 20.00 17.00 0.00 54.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Candidates Amit Bhudia and Rahul Chandrasekar were tied when choosing candidates to eliminate. Candidate Rahul Chandrasekar was chosen by breaking the tie at round 1. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Rahul Chandrasekar. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 54.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
6 25.00 33.00 42.00 25.00 0.00 50.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Amit Bhudia. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 50.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
7 35.00 50.00 40.00 7.50 42.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Mohammad Alradhawi. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 42.50. Candidate Hugo Ferreira has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Hugo Ferreira.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Bavin Pathmaraj
Hi, I’m Bavin and I would love to be your next Cardiothoracic Surgery Chair!

Over the past 2 years, I have attended numerous talks by cardiothoracic surgeons and kept in contact with them by email. I aim to use this list of contacts as well as the cardiothoracic surgeons at UCLH and GOSH to deliver a range of informative presentations for all students next year.
My aims are to:
• Bring in speakers to explore different aspects of cardiothoracic surgery from congenital cardiac surgery to heart transplants to robotic thoracic surgery
• Bring in speakers to explain the “life of a cardiothoracic surgeon”, and the step-by-step process required to become a cardiothoracic surgeon and what can be done to give students a head start in medical school.
• Due to the lack of practicals because of the pandemic this year, I aim to deliver a cardiothoracic surgical workshop or an ECG/ECHO workshop next year too
• Collaborate with shadowing officer, to help increase the number of cardiothoracic surgeons in the shadowing scheme
• Work with the anatomy tutorials director to help deliver thorax anatomy tutorials to medical students in all years
• Start a fortnight journal club where we can explore the latest advancements in cardiothoracic surgery
Overall, I will use my determination and passion to ensure that cardiothoracic surgery is taken to the next level next year. Thank you for reading my manifesto and please vote for me!
Ariadni Papadopoulou
Hello, I’m Ariadni! I have a lot of creative ideas for this role as well as enthusiasm and passion for cardiothoracic surgery. I will work hard to help fellow students discover and pursue this exciting specialty and bring aspiring cardiothoracic surgeons together. I would be honoured to have your vote!
Experience:
Surgical Sciences iBSc with dissertation on congenital heart defects
Collaborating with Centre for Cardiac Morphology, UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Academic Officer in UCL Oncology Society organizing talks and surgical skills workshops
I pledge to:
1. Create a conference dedicated to Cardiothoracic surgery
• exciting talks
• hands on workshops
• opportunity for you to present your work and win invaluable prizes for your CV!
2. Organize a workshop series allowing you to virtually “scrub in” to adult and congenital heart surgery operations while guided by expert surgeons
3. Fundraise to support patients with heart disease affected by Covid-19 and/or missions that offer cardiac surgery in underserved areas of the world
4. Organize exciting talks with top surgeons, cardiac anatomists and researchers on
• Adult and Congenital cardiothoracic surgery
• Technological innovations/Tissue Engineering
• Cardiothoracic career paths
• Guest patients that will help us look at cardiothoracic surgery and its impact through their eyes
5. Fun Cardiothoracic Pub Quiz to bring like-minded future surgeons together!
Mohammad Alradhawi
Hi everyone, my name is Mohammad and I am a fourth year medical student. I would like to run for the role of Cardiothoracic Chair at UCL Surgical Society due to my passion for the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery and my ongoing involvement in the field. I aim to improve and increase the number of events being held to get more people involved, and I would like to do this by firstly holding a Cardiothoracic Surgery conference. As part of the Neurosurgery sub-committee this year I have had the experience in planning a conference and would like to apply this knowledge to this role next year.
I also plan on creating a sub-committee where we will work as a team to plan various events throughout the year both independently and as collaborations with other societies and universities.”
Gabrielle Guvensen
I have a committed interest in cardiothoracics. I have really enjoyed the talks that have been run this year and I would like to get involved in organising future talks and conferences. Doing the cardiovascular sciences iBSc next year means I will be able to deliver a series of engaging talks while being at the frontline of developing research in this field. I aim to utilise the contacts I have made while shadowing in cardiothoracics (such as John Deanfield) and doing the cardiovascular sciences iBSc will place me in a central position to drive in research-active expert guess speakers. As I will be in year 3, I will have the time to fully dedicate myself to the role and contribute to all aspects of the role and surgical society. My strengths as an applicant are my time-management, communication, and teamwork skills which will aid in my liaison with the other society members, so the events run smoothly. I enjoy seeking out opportunities and have attended several developmental courses to demonstrate my commitment to surgery (e.g. the Surgical Skills for Students course). I look forward to working together with the other society members and I hope that I have your vote.
Rahul Chandrasekar
I'm a dedicated, hardworking medical student with a keen interest in cardiothoracic surgery and paediatric cardiac surgery in particular. I believe that a commitment of a pursuit comes from a passion for it. At heart, I want to promote my passion and see those who may not have even thought about cardiothoracic surgery take an interest in it.

AIMS
· Remote cardiothoracic surgical simulation sessions similar to those conducted at iNUGSC 2021. These sessions, which were run over WhatsApp, were enjoyable and intuitive to moderate with a great learning experience offered to participants.
· I wish to offer talks based around a singular procedure, such as a heart transplant or CABG, with members of the multi-disciplinary team speaking about their respective roles. This would promise to be a fascinating insight for the audience into these carefully choreographed operations.
· Build interest in the future of the field – host talks to explore robotics, DCD transplants, cardiac tissues engineering (CTE) and much more!
· Offer our first Cardiology/Cardiothoracics conference with workshops, competitions and prizes
· Careers-based talks such as ‘How to get into Cardiothoracic Surgery’, ‘A day in the life’ and ‘Moving abroad’
· Promote research and mentorship opportunities
I'm an organised, hardworking and capable student with prior experience in roles of both leadership and teamwork. If selected, I will strive to develop an engaging series of events catering to all students.
Hugo Ferreira
I used to think cardiac transplants weren’t for me – but then I had a change of heart.

Despite all society events being held virtually this year, the cardiothoracic talks have all been exceptional. I needed this year to figure out what the Surgical Society was all about, and I know that this society is held to an amazing standard. If elected, I would endeavour to build on this with even more professionals from within the speciality. As medical students we are all interested in current issues as well as future advances. I can assure you of my full commitment to organising events that will be both relevant and stimulating.

I am a strong advocate for the use of technology in medicine as I firmly believe that this is the future. This year I was a key organiser of the ‘AI in Medicine’ series which hosted many world-famous healthcare innovators. Through this I gained a large amount of organisational skills and I would look forward to arranging more interesting events of the same calibre this society. With surgery being such a collaborative field, I would open the possibility of joining forces with other societies, like ‘MedTech UCL’ which I have been an active committee member of over the past year.

Furthermore, I hope to undertake an iBSc in Cardiovascular Sciences next year which will give me even more exposure to the discipline which I can share with members of the society. I hope I can have your vote, so I can organise events that spark everyone's curiosity.
Mominah Khan
I'm Mominah, I'm doing my iBSc in Cardiovascular Sciences this year. Being elected as chair will allow me to further explore my recent and newfound inclination towards cardio by holding some really great events. I think it would be easy to say that I've been super passionate about becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon straight out of the womb, but the truth is that while I'm definitely interested in it, I have the same uncertainties that any other medical student would have. What I know is that I have loved my BSc so far, it has allowed me to explore all these amazing academic aspects of surgery, physiology, epidemiology etc but has, more than anything, given me such an opportunity to take my projects into the direction I truly want them to go in and explore the things in particular that I want to and I'd want to take the same approach to this role. With the help of those leaders in the field that I've gotten to know though my BSc, I can ultimately bring anyone else who is interested on the journey with me by holding some really great planned online events and conferences.
Amit Bhudia
Since deciding to study medicine, surgery has been a passion of mine. I'm drawn to cardiothoracic surgery in particular as I think the heart is such a powerful organ - it is the centre of the body and vital for all the other organs.

Cardiothoracics is a hugely underrepresented specialty at UCL. However, I am keen to increase exposure and promote this specialty as much as possible, so that others like me have the opportunity to get an insight into the specialty early on in their medical careers.

As there is lack of cardiothoracic surgeons at UCL, I will reach out to other centres such as the Barts Heart Centre and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals (2 of the largest heart and lung centres in London), to invite surgeons to give talks at our society.

I will ensure that both cardiac and thoracic surgery are equally represented as well as adult and paediatric aspects, so that our members get a full overview of the range of different things this specialty encompasses.

I have previously spent time doing work experience and shadowing in cardiothoracic surgery and as a result, I have had exposure to the specialty. As cardiothoracics chair, I hope to spread my enthusiasm to other members of the society.

Having been part of the Surgical Society committee this year as secretary, I have gained knowledge on how the society is run from the inside and I am prepared to deliver more amazing talks on cardiothoracic surgery as your next cardiothoracics chair!