Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics encompasses the whole geographic region of Wales. All subspecialties are available across a network of hospitals with motivated and supportive training units to deliver the competencies required of the curriculum.
Wales offers a geographically diverse yet rich and nurturing environment for training. Opportunities are available to be posted in the scenic North Wales Region: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Bangor, Rhyl, Wrexham) and the school is partnered with NHS England: the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt hospital (Oswestry).
The more populated South Wales region has trainees posted at: Hywel Dda University Health Board (Carmarthen and Llanelli), Swansea Bay University Health board (Morriston, Neath & Port Talbot), Cwm Taf University Hospital Board (Bridgend, Llantrisant, Merthyr); Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Newport).
There is a regular teaching curriculum to support trainees both in North and South Wales with a high success rate at both Section 1 and 2 of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examinations.
There is an annual Welsh Orthopaedic Society Meeting and Registrars Day to showcase research and training achievements for the region and an opportunity to network with fellow colleagues.
‘An endearing journey to foster orthopaedic surgeons of tomorrow’
Joseph Boktor, ST6