Medical Students

We want to inspire the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and our medical students are key to ensuring the speciality continues to grow!


Find resources here to help develop your interest in T&O and engage with our various events, prizes and opportunities!


Why Join BOTA as a medical student?

BOTA is a non-profit organisation that works to promote and improve the standards of orthopaedic training in the United Kingdom and to represent the interests of orthopaedic trainees and medical students considering a career in surgery. 

How to Join BOTA

Membership with BOA includes a membership to BOTA for medical students (£16 annually).

Membership of both organisations allows you to take part in a range of opportunities and events including both the BOA Congress and BOTA Congress separately. 

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There are 2 main prizes available to medical students via a valid BOTA membership:

The Medical Student Essay Prize

Annual BOA Medical Student Essay Prize


More information will be available soon!

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 (2020/2021).

The bursaries are open to all undergraduate medical students in a UK medical school. The Deadline for application is 14.02.2020 @ 23:59.

Applicants will be informed by 14.03.2020

The Medical Student Elective Bursary

Annual BOTA Medical Student Elective Bursary Prize


Getting Involved in BOTA

Volunteering at BOTA Congress

Find out more about volunteering at Congress 

by emailing

Every year we need enthusiastic medical students to help us run our annual BOTA Congress. 

You get the opportunity to be involved in our national conference and a certificate of appreciation.

If you are interested, please email

As BOTA Medical Student Rep, you become a full member of the BOTA committee helping to shape the BOTA agenda and engagement with medical students. 

You will be responsible for liaising with our undergraduate surgical societies as well as the key to organising student-focussed sessions run by BOTA at our Congress!

Find out more about the role

BOTA Medical Student Rep

Find out more about

the role


BOTA & You

No matter what level you are, BOTA offers a number of opportunities to engage with T&O, from courses, to events and our very own webinar series: Bare Bones. 

Bare Bones is aimed at medical students and above to help build your orthopaedic knowledge for finals and prepare you for a career in orthopaedics. 

 Bare Bones

Our new webinar series helps to  give you knowledge on key Orthopaedicc topics!

BOTA Congress is our flagship event of the year and is where you get the chance to network with orthopaedic trainees across the country, rub shoulders with leading consultants giving world class lectures and learn from our medical student focussed sessions which run throughout Congress!!

BOTA Affiliation Scheme

Are you an undergraduate student society or organising an undergraduate orthopaedic event?

We would love to work with you!


To collaborate with us, 


While BOTA can not offer any funding support ourselves, we are keen to help advertise, promote and support your event.


In return for a stall presence and 10-minute presentation

Click for our full affiliation policy terms and conditions