Below are the membership categories offered by the British Orthopaedic Association, along with a description of who the category is open to depending on where you are in your career or association with the BOA. If you are unsure of the category you should apply for, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help.
Orthopaedic consultants in a substantive post. Must be resident in the UK and Ireland, and on the Specialist Register for T&O Surgery on the GMC or the IMC.
Orthopaedic consultants in a locum or temporary post.
SAS Surgeon – Y5 to Y16 plus
Specialty Doctors, Staff Grades and Associate Specialists. You must have completed at least four years of post-graduate training and one year experience in T&O. SAS membership runs by progression per year between grades Y5 up to Y16+.
Those who have been awarded a CCT and have not yet been appointed to a substantive post.
Orthopaedic surgeons resident outside the UK and Ireland, and established as consultants or specialists.
Medically and non-medically qualified members of professions allied to orthopaedic surgery. Individuals trained or training in T&O Surgery are not eligible to apply under this category
Affiliate with BJJ
As above with the additional subscription to the Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ)
Orthopaedic trainees who are in International training posts outside UK and Ireland.
Home Associate – CT1 to ST8
Orthopaedic trainees in full time Core Training or Specialty Training in the UK and Ireland.
Home Associate – CT1 to ST8 (Part Time)
Orthopaedic trainees in part time Core Training or Specialty Training in the UK and Ireland. We consider part time hours to be three days or less during a working week.
Foundation Year Doctor – Y1 to Y2
Post graduate doctors in their foundation years, who have an interest in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.
Medical Student – Y1 to Y6
Undergraduate medical students, who have an interest in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.