The BOA is delighted to announce that the UK’s first on-line learning platform for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery: Wikipaedics, will be implemented in late 2018.

This initiative has been led by the BOA Education & Revalidation Committee.

Wikipaedics is designed for Trainees preparing for their FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic) examination. The platform’s content will be in line with the Applied Clinical Knowledge Syllabus of the revised Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics Curriculum, in order to provide Trainees with a sound and logical instructional aid. The format of the Wikipaedics platform is a result of extensive discussions during trainee focus groups. These focus groups outlined the need for non-didactic learning that would help trainees acquire higher-order thinking skills and approach questions confidently. This will be achieved by using a combination of different learning methods including: revision notes, high-quality images, audio and video podcasts, case studies and mock-examination questions. The ultimate purpose of Wikipaedics is to be an online learning aid for the entire Trauma and Orthopaedic Community.

The Wikipaedics sections will cover the ten thematic areas of the Curriculum:

  • Applied Clinical (Basic) Science
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Spine
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Trauma
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Plus three additional topics:

  • Clinical Examination
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports

The BOA would like to express its gratitude to all section editors, authors and specialist societies who are kindly dedicating their time and contributing with their knowledge to the development of Wikipaedics. These include:

Fazal AliChris ColtonMatthew Newton Ede
Sattar Alshryda
Alex DoddsAndrew Porteous
Robert AshfordDeborah Eastwood
Antony Raymond
Paul Banaszkiewicz
Helen FosterMathew Sewell
Jaime Candal-Couto
Simon HodkinsonAlistair Stirling
Graham Cheung Edward IbrahimPaul Szypryt
David ClokeAjay MalviyaPanos Thomas

If you would like to be involved in the Wikipaedics project, please contact