Student Orthopaedic Society
The field of Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) is an exciting, ever enhancing field of medicine, with many opportunities for surgical innovation. The Student Orthopaedic Society (SOS) is therefore designed for medical and other healthcare students interested in learning more about the field. We aim to educate members about orthopaedics, fuel their passion for the profession, and give insight into what a career in T&O entails. This will be achieved through running educational talks from local Consultants, enjoyable practical and portfolio building opportunities and provide a network through which students can make meaningful contacts and organise SSCs (Student Selected Components).
Across the many sub-specialties in T&O (e.g. shoulder, wrist, spine, hip, knee, ankle), there will be opportunities to increase knowledge through talks, practice examinations and exposure to the range of equipment used in orthopaedic surgery.
No matter what year of study you are in, if you are curious about orthopaedics this society has you covered;
Medicine phase 1 (Years 1 & 2):
Organise revision sessions in anatomy and physiology with particular emphasis on orthopaedic lectures and cases. Mock ISCEs for year 2s in musculoskeletal aspects.
Medicine phase 2 (Years 3 & 4):
Develop confidence in looking after orthopaedic patients on the wards. Provide networking opportunities for SSCs, encourage CV building through attending and presenting at national conferences. Revision sessions for musculoskeletal diseases as well as clinical examinations.
Medicine Phase 3 (Year 5):
5th years currently applying for orthopaedic posts are welcome to run teaching sessions for the younger members with the additional benefit of boosting their medical C.V.
All Healthcare students:
As with all other medical specialities, orthopaedics is a multidisciplinary profession which requires interventions by nurses, radiographers and physiotherapists to name a few. Students across the healthcare field who are interested in increasing their knowledge and awareness in T&O for future practice are welcome to all sessions.
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