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About Us

The University of Exeter Trauma and Orthopaedic Society (ETOS) is a new and upcoming surgical society, that will hopefully educate, provide opportunities and inspire the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. We will work alongside the Exeter Surgical Society and the British Orthopaedic Medical Student Association (BOMSA), to provide better orthopaedic teaching, orthopaedic placement opportunities and orthopaedic workshop opportunities for students. 


Our aims and objectives:


- To enhance orthopaedic surgical education for medical students, by organising surgeon-led virtual or in person lectures and teaching series for medical students. This will aim to cover musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and clinical orthopaedic conditions.

- Provide medical students with important CV building opportunities, that are needed in this competitive specialty, by advertising orthopaedic teaching and research opportunities.

- Liase with trauma and orthopaedic surgeons to provide placement opportunities for medical students  

-  Better prepare clinical year medical students for their placement years, by organising workshops such as hip arthroplasty and bone anchoring.


What we offer:

  • Regular surgeon-led teaching in clinical anatomy and pathology related to trauma and orthopaedics
  • Workshops such as hip arthroplasty
  • Placement opportunities for first and second year medical students
  • Charity Events
  • Courses such as emergency orthopaedic presentations or suturing skills courses. 
  • Inspirational lectures 
  • Career advise