The British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) is appalled by the error that has affected the lives of many trainees applying for ST3 training within the medical specialties across the country. As a trainee organisation we stand with those affected...
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    Ever been involved with Orthopaedics in the developing world? Ever thought about it? BOTA are interested in hearing your views to try and help shape how trainees can engage with overseas work more easily, more safely, and in a...
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IQA Meeting – Glasgow, UK Friday 13th April 2018 I had the opportunity to represent BOTA at the Intercollegiate Board of Surgical Examinations Internal Quality Assurance Meeting held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. It...
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  Report on Specialty Advisory Committee meeting 6 February 2018 I attended the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on the 6th of February 2018 as the SAC BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring...
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JCST Quality Assurance Committee 12th March 2018 RCS England, London   ASiT, BOTA & JCST Morale Survey 2016-2017 The JCST trainee morale survey was reviewed. All trainees with a National Training Number (NTN) at Core Surgical Training and specialty surgical...
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New Spinal Trainee Interface Group (STIG) Fellowship to launch in 2019 Applications open summer 2018 Modular training to be agreed at the beginning of the fellowship: basic module for every one (degenerative spine, simple fusion, etc.) + advanced module (either...
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Friday 26th January 2018 Royal College of Surgeons, England I had the opportunity to attend the ICBSE committee meeting on behalf of BOTA which covered a few key points. The ICBSE committee recognised the recent Academy of Medical Royal Colleges...
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Report on Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations meeting 17 January 2018 I attended the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) meeting on the 17th of January 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like...
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Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board Meeting Report 1 December 2017   I attended the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Board Meeting on the 1st of December 2017. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring...
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This years Elective bursaries are now available. We are offering 3 x £500 bursaries to help fund a medical elective, in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, either in the UK or abroad this coming academic year. The bursaries are open to all...
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