Being a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon is an extremely rewarding career: there are few areas in medicine where you have the opportunity to transform people’s lives, whether you are putting them back together after severe trauma, or you are giving someone back their independence by relieving the pain from an arthritic joint. A career in T&O combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, but also involves an interface with technology, industry and a multidisciplinary team unmatched by any other specialty.
You will find that life as an Orthopaedic Surgeon is hard work, but at the same time immensely satisfying and enjoyable. It is a career that we at the British Orthopaedic Association would highly recommend to interested and committed trainees. As such, we hope that this area of the BOA’s website – created solely for Undergraduates – will provide you with some helpful tips and tools in your journey as members of the T&O community.