Mr Stuart J Fergusson graduated MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 2006. He has subsequently trained in general surgery in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and from 2016-17 worked at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as a Clinical Leadership Fellow. He was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh from 2012-14 and maintains interests in medical education, global health needs and clinical/educational research. Stuart’s interests in global health were fuelled by a 2005 medical elective in Malawi. Since this time he has assisted in the delivery of three Basic Surgical Skills courses in Rwanda, and has been a core committee member of a multinational surgical research collaborative which has involved over 60 countries (see www.globalsurg.org). In partnership with the College’s Director of Global Health, Mr Mike McKirdy, he wrote the Glasgow College’s report on the value of international volunteering, “Global Citizenship in the Scottish Health Service”. In the future, Stuart hopes to combine his global health interests with a career as a surgeon in one of Scotland’s remote and rural hospitals.