Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme (BOTP)

@ The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Welcome to the virtual home of the Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme. This prestigious programme is based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and led by Mr Khalid Baloch.

Orthopaedic training in Birmingham has a long history of providing outstanding training.The training programme was officially set up in 1976 and both the teaching and training has evolved immensely over the years  to meet the requirements of of the curriculum as it is today.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Bicentennial in 2017 certainly gave us an opportunity to reflect on our heritage and we do so with pride. Higher surgical training is a six-year programme during which our trainees rotate through nine hospital trusts.

We are able to provide training in the generality of Trauma and Orthopaedics and in addition to this we provide sub specialist training in major trauma at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and in elective Orthopaedics at the Royal orthopaedic Hospital.

Our established programme is home to 39 Specialist trainees, and as part of the West Midlands Deanery we demonstrate a pass rate of 97% for the FRCS(Orth) examination. All of our trainees have gone on to secure established and recognised fellowships and subsequently been appointed to Consultant posts of their choice.

I believe the success of this programme lies in the dedication and passion for teaching and training shown by the trainers in the West Midlands.

–  Mr Khalid Baloch – Training Programme Director

There are nine hospital trusts who host trainees from BOTP. There is overlap at some trusts who also take trainees from our neighbours to the east (Warwick) and north (Oswestry).

We are fortunate to have nationally and internationally recognised centres of excellence as part of our training programme. Navigate the links below to learn more about the BOTP.

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