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 (2020/21). The bursaries are open to all undergraduate medical students in a UK medical school.

Who Can Apply?

You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria: 

  • You are a UK undergraduate medical student about to go on your elective:
    Start date must be after 14.02.2020 and before 14.02.2021

You are a BOTA member. Membership with BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) includes a membership to BOTA for medical students. To join BOA (and BOTA) for only £10 annually just follow this link: www.boa.ac.uk/membership/join-today/

How To Apply?

Write a description of the aims of your planned elective, explain how this bursary will be of benefit to your future career and anything else you would like to tell the committee (maximum 700 words). Please provide details of how the money will be spent, including approximate amounts in pounds. 

Submit here: https://forms.gle/Su1Jv5aeohgroWVz5 by 14.02.2020

If successful, you will need to submit a copy of correspondence from your supervisor confirming your elective plans and dates.

What Happens Next?

Following review by the BOTA Committee, the 3 successful applicants will be notified
by 14.03.2020
All successful applicants are required to submit a written report on their return, detailing their elective experience, for publication in the BOTA Yearbook.
All successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the next BOTA Congress during the medical student stream.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries, please contact:

BOTA Academic Lead:  Chris Bretherton ([email protected]) or

BOTA Medical Student Rep: Shiv Kolhe ([email protected])

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