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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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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As BOTA’s representative for education, I attend the BOA’s Education Committee, more formally known as the Education & Revalidation Committee. Herein I include brief summaries of those aspects of the committee’s work that are relevant to our membership.   Wikipaedics...
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The JCST have released the following statement regarding the situation of ST3 numbers in London this year: “Following the controversy surrounding the lack of NTNs in London last year for T&O, we are aware that a number of you may...
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Start date: ASAP February 2017 to August 2017 for 6 months   This post will predominantly be with Mr Tony Westbrook (arthroplasty & revision hip) & Mr Phil Radford (arthroplasty including computer navigated TKR), based at Nottimgham City Hospital. It...
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The Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery  Section 1   This article will look at Section 1 of the Intercollegiate examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. It will describe how the section is written, administered and used to determine who...
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Orthopaedic Institute www.orthopaedic-institute.org Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Oswestry      Shropshire      SY10 7AG   For further details on any of the courses below, please contact [email protected] or visit the the website www.orthopaedic-institute.org   2017  16 March...
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BMA Junior Doctors Committee Meeting December 2016 I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas. The Christmas break has finally given me a chance to report on the BMA JDC meeting I attended at the beginning of the month. Since...
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As SAC representative, I attended the quarterly 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 a number of issues discussed and I...
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