If you’re a medical student considering a career in orthopaedics, you’ve come to the right place!
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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.
Use the links below to find out more about:
- BOA membership for medical students – this allows you to keep in touch with all that we’re doing, to get involved and enjoy other member benefits.
- Our annual Medical Student Essay Prize.
- The Medical Student Day at our Congress in September each year.
- Our T&O Undergraduate Syllabus, which is not intended to be prescriptive, but instead used as a guide for the provision of teaching.
- Student societies relevant to you.
- How to organise a student conference.