BOA Educational Board Meeting – 16/12/2015

The Educational Board meeting was held and included some very important updates on the BOA’s educational activities. The main topics of discussion were the recent UKITE exam, the launch of Wikipaedics (think UK Orthobullets), and the very successful Instructional Course (places filled and extended to accommodate 109 people. There is a waiting list too.)

There were some issues affecting some trainees sitting one of the first UKITE exams. The issue with server capacity which meant some people had a slow and frustrating experience sitting the exam. This has been rectified by the BOA upgrading their server capacity. Those affected will be contacted by the BOA and given the opportunity to sit the exam again if they wish. Wikipaedics is a project lead by the BOA and is an online education resource for BOA members. It is due to be launched at the next BOA Congress (Sept 2016) and will be similar to OrthoBullets but UK-focussed.

The BOA Instructional Course in Manchester on 9th-10th January 2016 is full and information has been sent out to delegates. The course allows delegates to gain knowledge in areas of the curriculum that include some of the critical condition CBDs that are required PBA level 4 for CCT. The BOTA EGM will be held during this course on Saturday 9th Jan at 5.45pm where 2 important motions will be proposed and voted on by BOTA members.

What was your experience of this year’s UKITE exam? Would you like us to feed back any comments about UKITE or the BOA Instructional Course? Please email Mustafa.rashid@me.com and share your thoughts.