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BOTA Medical Student Elective Bursary

Three £500 bursaries awarded to UK medical students going on an orthopaedic surgery-based elective.... Read more

JUNIORBONES online resource for Junior Orthopaedic Trainees

Orthopaedics made simple! Orthopaedics and trauma is a complex specialty involving many parts of the body and numerous problems.... Read more

NJR-RCS Fellowships 2015/6, applications open

Two fellowships available for appointment in 2015! Visit to find out more Please see flyer attach... Read more

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Deal

Virgin Atlantic have secured a unique deal for all BOTA members to joing their Flying Club with an enhanced package whereby we are able to receive 50% additional miles for the first two flights taken!... Read more

PG Mutual Income Protection - BOTA Discount Available

With debt problems more prevalent amongst the under 25s, leading insurer, PG Mutual, asks why the majority of young people are still ignoring the importance of insuring their incomes As a young profe... Read more

Course Alerts

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Bone and Joint Journal Courses and Meetings calendar

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8th Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) course, 13th December, RSM

Orthopaedic surgery is the 'nuts & bolts' speciality; it is as much a biomechanical science as it is a surgical craft.... Read more

Hip, Ankle and Distal Radial Fractures, 23-24 February, RCS London

This well-established and popular highly skills based course has been designed to familiarise post MRCS FY2-ST3 trainees with the techniques used for operative fixation of the common hip and ankle and... Read more

Anatomy revision for FRCS (Tr & Ortho), 5-6 February, RCS London

An interactive and intensive revision course that is ideally structured to meet the needs of the anatomy component of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination.... Read more

Periprosthetic Fractures: Current Aspects of Management - 15-16 January 2015

This two day course will focus on the principles governing the management of perioprosthetic fractures around hip and knee arthroplasties.... Read more

2nd Master Class Operative Reduction Techniques: Tips and Tricks 12-13 January 2015

This course is aimed at the teaching on the principles of direct and indirect reduction techniques of fractures in adult and elderly patients.... Read more

Legal Aspects of Surgical Practice, RCS London, 7 November 2014

There has always been an association between the medical and legal professions. Changes in regulation of the medical profession, the increased trend to litigation... Read more

Core Skills in Hand Surgery, RCS London, 13-14 January 2015

Our popular Core Skills in Hand Surgery course provides a focussed 2 day highly-interactive experience ideally structured to meet the training needs of the aspiring surgeon in the rapidly... Read more

Position Statements

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SHape of Training (SHoT) Report

Please click the link below to read the BOTA position statement on the SHape of Training (SHoT) report by Prof Greenaway... Read more

BMA Response to the Shape of Training Review

Click the attached pdf to read the BMA response to the Shape of Training Review... Read more

Major Trauma Centres

Should it be mandatory for all T&O trainees to rotate through a Major Trauma Centre as part of their rotation? Click the attached pdf below for the BOTA position statement... Read more

The Value of the CCT; The value of Consultants

BOTA position statement in response to 'Training Surgeons for Future Service Requirements'. ... Read more

The future of ISCP

BOTA positional statement on the Future of ISCP Authors Vice-President: Mr Jeya Palan BMA representative: Mr Nick Ferran On behalf of the BOTA Committee 2012/13 (April 2013) ... Read more

Use of simulation in T&O training

BOTA positional statement on the use of simulation in surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics Date: 23 April 13 ... Read more

BOTA position statement on PBAs

Procedure Based Assessments in Trauma and Orthopaedics Date: 11 June 2012 ... Read more