Posts filed under: Meetings

Report on SAC Meeting March 2017

As SAC representative, I attended the SAC meeting on behalf of BOTA.  The SAC is the committee that decides on the requirements for us to CCT in Trauma and Orthopaedics.  There were several issues discussed and I would like to...
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Winter SCOT Meeting

This year’s Winter SCOT meeting saw the presentation of the inaugural ‘Silver Sgian-Dubh’ Award for best Scottish Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year. Four nominations from each region were put forwards for the award; Mr Robert Cook  (South East), Mr Neil...
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ICBSE Meeting – January 2017

This week, I was privileged to attend the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It was encouraging to learn that following content and question revision the MRCS part A, the reliability...
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JCIE Meeting – January 2017

I attended the meeting of the JCIE at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on behalf of BOTA.  I would like to bring the following matters to the attention of the membership: International FRCS exam The Joint Surgical Colleges...
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BOA Education Committee Meeting – January 2017

As BOTA’s representative for education, I attend the BOA’s Education Committee, more formally known as the Education & Revalidation Committee. Herein I include brief summaries of those aspects of the committee’s work that are relevant to our membership.   Wikipaedics...
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BMA Junior Doctors Committee Meeting – December 2016

BMA Junior Doctors Committee Meeting December 2016 I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas. The Christmas break has finally given me a chance to report on the BMA JDC meeting I attended at the beginning of the month. Since...
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SAC Meeting at the Royal College of Surgeons

As SAC representative, I attended the quarterly SAC meeting on behalf of BOTA.  The SAC is the committee that decides on the requirements for us to CCT in Trauma and Orthopaedics.  There were a number of issues discussed and I...
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Core Surgical Training Advisory Committee (CSTAC)

I had the privilege of attending this meeting as my first as BOTA junior representative. It was firstly announced the committee would now take the new form of the Core Surgical Training Advisory Committee (CSTAC). An update on ISCP was...
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Report from JCIE Part 1 Standard Setting Meeting

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 10th November 2016 I was invited to attend the Standard setting meeting for the FRCS Part 1 that candidates sat at the beginning of November.  This was an interesting meeting to attend as I...
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ICBSE IQA Meeting

On the 18th November 2016, I attended the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Committee meeting. This was an insightful meeting where its members worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect...
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