Membership Categories

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 membership@boa.ac.uk and we can help.

 

Home Fellow

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.


Home Member

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+.


Post CCT

Those who have been awarded a CCT and have not yet been appointed to a substantive post.


Overseas Fellow

Orthopaedic surgeons resident outside the UK and Ireland, and established as consultants or specialists.

 

Affiliate

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)

 

Overseas Associate

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.