UK and Ireland In-Training Exam (UKITE)
UKITE 2019 will take place from Friday 6th – Friday 13th December 2019.
If you are a trainee and wish to become a member and have free access to UKITE 2019, you should apply for membership by no later than the 30th September 2019.
Non BOA members can register for the examination up until the 30th November 2019 (registration will open later in the year). There is a registration fee of £150 for non BOA members.
SAS surgeons who are BOA members and wish to sit UKITE 2019 should contact the BOA by the 30th November to request this (UKITE@boa.ac.uk).
UKITE information and guidance
UKITE is an online mock examination that allows trainees to practice for section 1 of the FRCS Tr and Orth. The exam is held annually in December, usually over a period of eight days and delivery of UKITE is organised within individual training programmes.
Eligibility and registration
Registration for UKITE is free of charge to BOA trainees any person with this membership is automatically registered. SAS Surgeons who are BOA members and wish to sit UKITE can also do so free of charge but will need to request access from the BOA (via email to email@example.com). Access instructions are sent by email to all registered for UKITE.
Non BOA members can register for UKITE for a fee of £150.
UKITE is an online examination, delivered via the BOA Learning Hub.
UKITE sittings are organised locally by Training Programme Directors (TPDs), who will confirm the exam time for their programme and organise the examination venue. As this is an online examination, computers and a stable internet connection are required for the exam.
The TPD/invigilator at the examination venue will provide a password to use to access questions at the start of the exam.
Any individual who is not able to take the exam at the organised venue may take it from home/un-invigilated venue. Trainees who do this will need to ensure they request the password from their TPD.
UKITE consists of 140 multiple choice questions (either single best answer or extended matching questions). These are based on the T&O curriculum.
There is no pass/fail standard for UKITE.
Duration = 2 hours 45 minutes
(Timing will begin as soon as the exam is started by the individual user on the BOA Learning Hub portal. It is not possible to pause the exam and stop the clock once the exam has begun).
Only one attempt is permitted.
Result and feedback
Results are calculated automatically and will be available shortly after completion of the exam. All candidates are asked to complete a short online feedback survey after taking UKITE.
Following the exam, candidates will be able to review the questions and answers. This facility is open for approximately two weeks after the UKITE period has ended and is only available to users who have taken the exam.