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JCST Meeting 15th May 2019 Royal College of Surgeons, England   I had the opportunity to attend the Joint Committee of Surgical Training (JCST) meeting on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at the Royal College of Surgeons, England alongside the President...
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ISCP Management Meeting 18th April 2019 I represented BOTA at the recent ISCP management meeting which raised some interesting points for trainees. The main point of discussion was the Multiple Consultant Report. In line with new GMC changes to the...
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Credentialing has been proposed as a process which will support doctors to gain recognition for training or expertise in a particular area of practice. The GMC ran a consultation on a draft framework for credentialing between September 2018 and January...
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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 (2018/2019). The bursaries are open to all undergraduate medical...
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Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 years (Part-time) Sub-Specialty: Trauma and Orthopaedics The Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce our new MSc in Orthopaedic Surgery for entry to the 2019/20 cohort, starting in September 2019....
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Opening Date: 15 October 2018 Closing Date:  26 July 2019 Duration: Full time: 1 year, Part time: 2 years Sub-Specialty: Trauma and Orthopaedics Students will study clinical orthopaedics specific to upper limb, lower limb, trauma, paediatrics, oncology and spine. In addition depending on...
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  JCST FEE FOR TRAINEES 2019–20 The Surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland are committed to maintaining the highest standards of surgical training. Together, via the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST), the Colleges ensure the delivery of...
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This call is open to orthopaedic, veterinary and maxillo-facial surgeons, trainees and operating room personnel involved in trauma care. Applicants should submit a completed application form of their research proposal, which may involve any aspect of musculoskeletal trauma, including hand,...
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January 2019 British Orthopaedic Trainees Association 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE 0207 405 6507 www.bota.org.uk @bota_UK About BOTA The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) was established in 1987. BOTA represents the professional needs of over 1000 trauma and...
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JCST Meeting 18th January 2018   Summary of key points: Trainees can now log cases in elogbook through ISCP JCST is to publish selection processes and training processes in all surgical specialties at some point in the near future The...
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Specialty Advisory Committee Meeting 9 October 2018 I attended the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on the 9th of October 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring to the attention of...
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Report on Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations Date: 3 October 2018 I attended the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) meeting on the 8th of October 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like...
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BMA JDC Meeting December 2018 Back to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC). I have been away for a year and there was one massive change since I left. There are now 4 surgical trainees in the room! Admittedly I...
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TIG Fellowships Interface Training Oversight Group (ITOG) meeting report 7th November 2018 Royal College of Surgeons of England, London I represented BOTA and trainees at the Interface Training Oversight Group meeting in November 2019.  For those of you who are...
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Guidelines for T&O TPDs relating to overseas placements in low resource settings Placements in low resource settings offer several benefits to UK trainees and the receiving institution alike.  The trainee gains perspective of the challenges faced by surgeons due to...
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The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA) are independent professional organisations that work to promote excellence in surgical training for the benefit of surgeons in training and patients alike. Providing excellent and safe...
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  Mr Gavin Spence Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Stanmore rotation (NE Thames)   BOTA are pleased to announce the 2018 Trainer of the Year as Mr Gavin Spence. Here are some of the feedback from his trainees:...
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Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London Tuesday 2nd October 2018 BOTA representative: Mr Matthew Brown   The Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting (JCSM) of all the surgical Royal College Presidents (RCSEng, RCSEd, RCPSGlas, RCSI) agreed that national,...
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JCST Meeting 10th October 2018 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, St Vincent Street, Glasgow BOTA representative: Mr Matthew Brown   Winter Pressures Mark Bowditch, SAC Chair for T&O, explained that a review of logbook data, comparing summer...
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