BOTA/ASIT Position Statement on Rise of JCST Fees

The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA) are extremely disappointed by the decision of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) and the Royal Colleges to raise the annual trainee fee by a...
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How to apply for FRCS T&O

The FRCS (Tr & Orth) Exam – how to apply and FAQs Written by Mr. Lawrence Moulton FRCS, BOTA SAC Representative and Mr. Martin Owen at JCIE BOTA have frequently been contacted about the FRCS exam by members recently and...
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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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Medical Student Bursary 2017 – Winners announced!!

Thank you for submitting your application to be considered for a BOTA Medical Student Bursary 2017. We had 23 entries this year, with an extremely impressive standard of applications. After voting as a committee, the three winning entrants were: Omar...
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Junior Reviews – rate, review and improve your training!

BOTA are pleased to support Junior Reviews: an innovative website that lets you rate, review, and compare medical training in the UK – helping you find the very best places to train! You can browse training programmes by Trust, Local Education...
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National Surgical Consent Audit 2017

An interesting audit designed to look at consent. Since the Montgomery ruling in 2015, the purpose of this audit is to establish whether surgical practice is keeping up with the recent changes in UK law. The audit consists of a survey...
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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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OrthoBuzz – Keeping you up-to-date on orthopaedic news

OrthoBuzz is a blog from the publishers of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, one of the most trusted names in orthopaedics. The OrthoBuzz mission is to efficiently inform readers about developments in the orthopaedic and healthcare communities that...
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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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