BOA Bootcamp - enhanced induction for ST3/4

The Bootcamp courses ran in 2018 and 2019 but no further courses are planned. This page provides details of the courses run previously, and will be updated with any further developments regarding the bootcamps (including a planned report on the courses run and how to plan and run similar ones – in order to support regions that wish to do so).

BOA Bootcamps prepare new trauma and orthopaedic trainees with the capabilities to excel during their training. Following outstanding feedback, the programme has been into two separate events:

  1. Human Factors
  2. Cadaveric Training



The Human Factors course will focus on developing professional capabilities and understanding of human factors over two days, and is open to all trainees who are ST3 or ST4 at the time of booking or have been offered an ST3 position.

The Cadaveric Training course is only available for trainees (ST3 at the time of booking) who are not able to access this type of training through their deanery.   It will involve learning surgical approaches used during trauma surgery through case based discussion and practical skills learning.

Course dates and locations:

There are no Bootcamps planned for 2020. Please check back for any updates.


The cost of the Human Factors course is £100, and the cost of the Cadaveric course is £250.

Requirements for participation:

Those applying for any course must have their study leave approved in advance by their TPD. As part of your participation, the BOA will include your named AES in the action planning process and any assessments done during either programme.  We hope this will help you access the required ongoing support in your workplace.

The Cadaveric Course is only available for trainees without access to this type of training.  Applicants must identify their deanery to confirm their place.

Participants should usually be ST3 at the time of booking the course.


Each participant is responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.

Information for those booking the BOA Bootcamp courses:

Please note that these courses are available to book only by paid-up members of the BOA who are in membership grades CT2, ST2, ST3 and ST4.

If you are a member of the BOA but have outstanding membership subscriptions due, please contact the BOA office during working hours to pay your membership fee in order to be able to book onto the course.

If you are not yet a member of the BOA, you can apply here. You can contact the BOA office and we can hold a space for you briefly while your membership is processed. In order to secure the place you will need to pay your 2020 membership fee promptly once membership is approved using BACs or Credit Card (and not by Direct Debit because this takes several weeks to be set-up).

If you are a member at a different membership grade wishing to book onto the course please contact the BOA office – and please note this course is aimed at those commencing ST3 posts.

To contact the BOA office, you can email or phone 020 7405 6507.

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