BOA Bootcamp Course – Enhanced Induction for ST3/4

Saturday 6th- Tuesday 9th October 2018, Newcastle

The October Bootcamp is now fully booked. 

The BOA Bootcamp course is an exciting course designed to prepare new orthopaedic trainees with the knowledge and skills to excel during their training.

Places limited to 19 delegates on a first come first serve basis. We envisage there will be significant demand for this course. We hope to be able to run other courses later in 2019, but currently this cannot be guaranteed. Apply now to avoid disappointment.

To register
Click here to be redirected to the Eventbrite page where you can confirm your place. If you have any problems accessing this page, please contact Katherine at Please note that registration is open only to BOA member trainees currently at ST3 or ST4 at the time of registering.

Study Leave
Those applying for the course must have their study leave approved in advance by their AES. As part of your participation on the course, you agree that the BOA may correspond with your named AES to confirm your attendance or absence from the course.

Course Content
The course focuses upon two areas: (1) two days on ‘professional capabilities’, developing professional behaviour and understanding of human factors which will allow the delegates to thrive throughout their career; (2) two days on cadaveric training on all the common surgical approaches used during trauma surgery with the opportunity of applying case based learning and interactive learning with an enthusiastic faculty.

Course Directors: Lisa Hadfield-Law (BOA Education Advisor) and Hiro Tanaka (Chair of BOA Education and Revalidation Committee).

BOA-accredited faculty

Professional Capabilities (2 days)

  • Building Resilience
  • Leading Teams
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Self-Awareness

Surgical Approaches (2 days)

  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand for trauma
  • Hip, knee, fasciotomies, foot and ankle for trauma
  • Spanning fixator application principles

Teaching Style

  • Informal and interactive
  • Scenario based small group discussions
  • Case based learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Teamworking exercises

Delegates are required to make a £50 contribution to the course. The remaining significant cost of the course is generously sponsored by Zimmer Biomet. All course materials, tuition, refreshments and VAT are included in the cost. Please note the BOA will not cover travel or accommodation costs.

Each delegate is responsible for their own accommodation and associated costs. Discounted rooms can be booked at Newcastle Village Hotel by quoting code ‘PRO10A’, subject to availability.