Undergraduate activities

AOA Undergraduate Workshop

Each year the Australian Orthopaedic Association hosts a week-long undergraduate workshop designed to showcase orthopaedic surgery, through a combination of lectures and practical exercises, to final year medical students. It is held in a different state every year with Melbourne hosting this year’ workshop in November/December 2017. The AOA invites Universities from across the country to nominate one student, who is interested in pursuing orthopaedics as a career, to attend this exciting initiative. Flights and accommodation are organised by the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Previous activities prepared for the students include: 

  • Plastering workshop
  • Suturing workshop
  • Tibial nailing and bone plating workshop
  • Joint replacement and Saw bone workshop
  • Gait analysis lab

Social events include a dinner with the orthopaedic consultants who present during the week and provide a great opportunity for students to get to know one another.

Students who would like the opportunity to attend the 2017 AOA Undergraduate Workshop should register their interest with the Dean of Medicine (or their delegate) and the Student Services Manager for Medicine.

For further information about the workshop please contact AOA Training Officer, Anna Shotam via email on anna.shotam@aoa.org.au

Feedback from previous participants:

'Thanks for the enthusiastic genuine teaching and hands-on experience.'

'I loved the Hands, Shoulder and Trauma workshops.'

'I really enjoyed using the surgical tools and sawbones.'

'The practical experience was fantastic.'

'The plastering workshop was excellent.'