Train With Us

Medical Students

We work with keen students to introduce you to clinical research opportunities and supervisors within the group. As well as research opportunities we host Barts and The London students for internal elective placements as well as Special Study Modules.

Foundation Programme

The Bone & Joint Health team work alongside Barts Health Trust to deliver one of the most sought after Foundation Programmes in London. Following competitive entry into the North Central and East London Foundation School, successful candidates will complete one of three Specialised Foundation Programme (Academic) positions available each year.

Staggered to start work within the Blizard institute for four months, each Fellow is offered supervision, mentorship and academic training within the team. Fellows will each complete a research project investigating musculoskeletal health, and build valuable academic networks and experience to set them on a future career as a clinician scientist. Fellows should expect their work to culminate in presentations at national or international meetings, and to publish their findings as either abstracts or papers in a range of medical journals.

To learn more, and to apply to the programme at QMUL and Barts Health, click here.

Core Training

MSc IN Trauma Sciences FELLOWSHIp – The East London Club (ELC)

Trust Grade ST1/ST2 2-year rotation Trauma & Orthopaedic SURGERY

These posts provide ideal opportunities to enhance the portfolio of successful fellows and assist in the career progression of SHOs considering a career in Trauma and Orthopaedics, as well as the chance to connect and work with consultants across all the Barts Health sites. The two-year rotation provides fellows with an equivalent training and opportunities in order to fulfil the requirements for national ST3 selection.

At Barts Health NHS Trust, a 2-year SHO rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery is run in parallel to the MSc in Ortho Trauma Sciences at QMUL.  Barts Health will fund fellows to complete the distance learning MSc. The Trust agrees to pay in full the MSc fees in exchange for a 2-year commitment on the rotation. Typically, SHOs will rotate through 3 attachments in Orthopaedics (Major Trauma, Elective surgery and DGH/TU level orthopaedics) and one attachment in another speciality, typically Plastics or General Surgery.

The rotation posts are not recognised for post-graduate training but will provide the same educational opportunities, and successful candidates are expected to fully participate in the well-established postgraduate training program to continue their personal and professional development. Most of our fellows are successful first time at both parts of the MRCS examination.

The aim of the rotation is to provide the successful fellows an opportunity to fulfil an equivalent training in preparation for Trauma and Orthopaedic ST3 interviews. Most of our ELC trainees apply for National ST3 selection.

The posts are advertised annually in late spring, in preparation for an October start. The rotation attracts an exceptionally high calibre of trainees from around the world and selection is via interview.

To be notified of the job advert please submit your details here.

Integrated Academic Training Programme

Our integrated academic training programme is tailored to each individual as they progress through their training pathway. We include structured classroom and practical training in research design, delivery, manuscript preparation and dissemination. The provision of training and mentoring is often structured around the preparation of appropriate grant applications and mentoring in leadership development. We encourage Fellows and Lecturers to develop their own research interests – fully supported by our networks within and beyond the University. Weekly group meetings integrate all career stages from Specialised Foundation trainees through Fellows, Doctoral students, Lecturers and Consultant colleagues – both academic and clinical. These meetings follow a timetable for teaching and mentoring, providing opportunities to present and refine research ideas.

Clinical training will be within the Percival Pott and Royal London rotations in Northeast London allowing for clinical experience in some of the UK’s most prestigious hospitals. Fellows will participate in all aspects of clinical training, including on-call provision and scheduled clinical training opportunities.

Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training

We are privileged to host two of the premier higher specialist training programmes within London for Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery, The Royal London led by Mr Kash Aktar and the Percivall Pott led by Mr Prim Achan. Both programmes provide first-class orthopaedic trauma experience in the busiest Major Trauma Centre in the country, as well as subspecialty and elective orthopaedic experience across Teaching Hospitals and District General Hospitals in North East and Central London.

Percivall Pott

The Percivall Pott training programme was formally established in 1969 and was one of the first in the country to be recognised by the Specialist Advisory Committee, preceding the advent of formal orthopaedic training programmes in the UK. It is named after the famous 18th century surgeon from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is the oldest of the four orthopaedic rotations in North East London.

Hospitals in the rotation:

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital
  • Basildon University Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Queen’s Hospital, Romford
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
  • University College Hospital
  • Whittington Hospital

Royal London

A long tradition of orthopaedic surgery has existed at The London since 1760, when the first archives  relating to surgery appeared.  These included the setting of fractures and drainage of abscesses.

The Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society (RLHOTS) was reformed by four Royal London registrars (Ali Noorani , Wai Weng Yoon, Nima Heidari , Nic Wardle) in 2007.

Hospitals in the rotation:

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital
  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital
  • Basildon Hospital
  • Broomfield Hospital
  • Homerton Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Queen’s Hospital, Romford
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
  • Southend Hospital

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A formal combined teaching programme is delivered for both programmes. All-day teaching occurs every 4 weeks on a Tuesday and comprises a mix of journal club, interactive talks from consultants and hands-on practical workshops focusing on surgical skills – sawbones, cadavers, and procedures – as well as non-technical skills.


The Bone and Joint Health faculty are pleased to offer a fully comprehensive suite of fellowship programmes for subspecialist training.


If you would like to find out more about opportunities to drive our research, please email us.