Students

Are you considering applying to medical school? Thinking of a career in T&O?

Whether you are a school student, in further education, or already enrolled as a medical student and considering a career in orthopaedics, you’ve come to the right place! This page gives links to various resources that will give you advice and information about medical school and the experience of being a medical student. We’re working on some more materials for this page, so please check back in future. 

To become a T&O surgeon the first stage is to get into medical school and complete an undergraduate degree in medicine lasting five to six years. Further information on applying to medical school can be found from the Medical Schools Council.

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.

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The future of women in orthopaedic surgery

A chance to hear about the career pathways, barriers, facilitators and other valuable insight offered by four esteemed panellists in orthopaedic surgery.

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Trauma and Orthopaedics: A Medical Student’s Experience

Glancing through an open office door at an X-ray of a clearly broken humerus was one of my first insights into orthopaedics...

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Changing the T&O image for undergraduates - Orthopaedic experience week

At the University of Oxford the undergraduate T&O teaching has recently been restructured in response to the recognised need to attract students to the specialty.

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Implementation of the New T&O Curriculum

From August - October 2020, T&O training will need to comply with the new curriculum. This will be generally available following approval by the GMC which is expected in the near future.

 

 

Further information on T&O careers can be found at these external resources: