BOTA Educational Congress

  • FREE invitation to attend the BOTA Educational Congress which takes place every year in November. A reservation charge will be made prior to the event which will be refunded on attendance.
  • Poster and Oral presentation opportunities
  • Top 10 abstracts published in JBJS America
  • Interesting talks and practical skills workshops tailored to medical students on the medical student stream of the Congress.
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the Congress. Certificates provided for your Portfolio! To volunteer contact BOTA Medical Student Rep ([email protected]
  • Speed Mentoring

Medical Student Essay Prize

Apply for the yearly Medical Student Essay Prize (£300)

Medical Electives Bursaries

Apply for the yearly Medical Student Electives Bursary

( 1 x £500 and 2 x £250)


Need career advice or help finding speakers for your event? Contact the BOTA medical student rep ([email protected])


Updates on Research and Audit Opportunities via BOTA Bulletin

How To Join?

Membership with BOA includes a membership to BOTA for medical students (£10 annually).

To join BOA (and BOTA) for only £10 annually just follow this link:

Bristol University Trauma and Orthopaedic Society upcoming events:

National Research and Innovation in Orthopaedics Conference 2020

A yearly conference for medical students and foundation doctors hosted by Bristol University Trauma and Orthopaedics Society consisting of:

Interesting talks given by leading consultants in their field

  • T&O workshops
  • Portfolio sessions
  • Opportunities for podium/poster presentations
  • Plus the chance to win assorted prizes!

Sunday 8th March 2020 at University of Bristol Students’ Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Bristol. BS8 1LN

Abstract Submission:  Opens on 8th January 2020. Deadline on 8th February 2020

Tickets: £10 non-members £5 members. Please note that Eventbrite adds on a small charge for booking. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for tickets release date.



Edinburgh University Trauma and Orthopaedics Society (EUTOS) upcoming events:

1) Core Skills in Trauma Management course (October/November 2019) – Will be attended by senior medical students interested in acute care with teaching being provided by senior registrars and consultants from the fields of orthopaedics, critical care and emergency medicine.

2) EUTOS National Undergraduate Trauma and Orthopaedics Conference (February/March 2020) -We are expecting approximately 100 delegates ranging from Medical Students to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons for the 2020 conference.



The London Undergraduate Orthopaedic Society (LUOS) upcoming events:

Undergraduate Symposium 2020

On February 16th 2019, The London Undergraduate Orthopaedic Society (LUOS) launched their inaugural conference in affiliation with BOTA: ‘The National Undergraduate Orthopaedic Symposium 2019’ – the largest undergraduate conference for medical students interested in Trauma & Orthopaedic in the UK.

LUOS is a newly formed collaboration between the London-based medical schools, including Barts and The London, Kings College London, UCL, Imperial and St Georges. The society is formed of a student committee with oversight from cofounders Matthew Barrett (medical student), Mr Anoop Prasad (orthopaedic registrar) and Royal London Hospital consultants Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling and Mr Sammy Hanna. LUOS was created to address the lack of exposure to orthopaedics throughout undergraduate medical school curricula. This collaboration has led to the delivery of pan-London talks, teaching sessions and interactive workshops for medical students over its first year in action.

For their inaugural conference, NUOS19 was held at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in Whitechapel (London) in sponsorship with Zimmer Biomet. The event welcomed over 120 medical students from 15 medical schools and shortlisted 25 abstracts for presentation. With the ultimate aim of inspiring the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, students were entertained with a mixture of talks from consultant orthopaedic surgeons, student poster and podium presentations, a debate on the future of orthopaedic surgery and a drinks reception to round off the day

NUOS19 delivered interactive workshops including a seminar on the orthopaedic career pathway and hands-on bone-saw workshops, introducing students to the concepts of dynamic hip screw fixation, lag screw technique and knee arthroplasty.

The event won Barts and The London’s Best Academic Event Award 2019. Following its great success and with the committee for the 2019-2020 academic year confirmed, plans for the 2020 conference are already underway.

For more information on the next conference and abstract submissions, be sure to follow us on social media



AO Trauma Course – Introductory Course for Undergraduates

Course details – Sunday 10 November 2019

Course cost – 87.00 CHF

The course fee is payable in Swiss Francs (CHF 87.00) this equates to approximately £70.00 depending on the exchange rate at the time of making payment. AOFoundation has made a substantial grant from its education fund which permits a reduction in the course fee. The fee includes all course materials, coffee breaks and lunch.

If you follow the link below you shall find more information and how to register:


To help medical students understand basic principles of fracture management.

Course description

Building on the undergraduate curriculum, this interactive day uses case discussions and fracture fixation practicals to establish the basics of fracture management for medical students who are considering a trauma and orthopedic career.


‘All of the faculty were extremely encouraging and helpful throughout the day. Their efforts, and the efforts of supporting staff, are to be commended on what was an excellent training day.’

‘Having so many faculty members alongside the lead teachers was really useful for our learning in the practical sessions; we were able to ask questions and gain further experience.’

‘Really fantastic course that went into more depth about fracture management and orthopedics in general that other courses have not.’ 

Learning outcomes

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the principles of fracture management
  • Relate bone healing, soft tissue damage, and fracture pattern in the injured patient
  • Describe the degree of fracture stability that can be achieved and its effect on fracture healing and the patient
  • Consider T&O as a potential career option

Participant criteria

This course is aimed at medical students, but foundation year 1 doctors and physician associates would also be welcome.

Medical Student Elective Prize

We are offering 1 x £500 and 2 x £250 bursaries to help fund a medical elective, in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, either in the UK or abroad this academic year (2020/2021).

The bursaries are open to all undergraduate medical students in a UK medical school. The Deadline for application is 14.02.2020 @ 23:59.

Applicants will be informed by 14.03.2020