FORTE Summer School

European Orthopaedic Summer School (FORTE) 

The seventh European Orthopaedic Summer School (FORTE) will take place from 17th to 21st June 2024 in Split, Croatia. A full description of the Summer School can be found online at here and the Programme from the previous iteration can be found here.

The BOA is sponsoring three places for BOA Home Associate (i.e. trainee) or SAS Surgeon members. A at least one place will be awarded to an SAS applicant. Due to the nature of the summer school, we expect ST5-6 trainees or pre-exam SAS to get the most from the course.

We are seeking applications from members who are up to date with their subscriptions and able to travel for the dates stated.

BOA sponsorship will fund accommodation, course fees, social programme and certain meals provided as part of the course. Award recipients will need to organise their own travel to and from the course location, up to £200 travel expenses can be reclaimed from the BOA with receipts.

Find out more and how to apply

To apply, please provide a CV and cover letter advising:

  •           Your full name and BOA number
  •           Your current trainee/SAS level or grade
  •           Home deanery (if applicable)
  •           Whether or not you have attended any recent BOA Instructional Courses or Congresses (though you will not be excluded from applying if you have not)
  •           How this course would fit into your career path

Your letter should be no more than 300 words. Both your cover letter and CV must be in .doc or .docx format. By applying, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Sponsorship.

Your letter should be submitted to [email protected] by 23:59pm Monday 22nd April. Late applications will not be considered. Applications are considered based on the CV and cover letter provided, the potential benefit and the extent to which the FORTE Summer School fits into the stated career plan. The places will be confirmed by the end of April.