Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Prizes and Awards

FOS Young Leader Award

Entries are invited for the annual FOS Young Leader Award recognising outstanding, personal achievements by an individual. The aim of the award is to recognise individuals who have created a demonstrated an aptitude for leadership or an individual achievement relating to trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

Achievements might include innovation or educational projects, writing a book, creating a website, organising an event, raising money for charity or leading a team towards a goal related to trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

Entries of no more than 500 words should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 1st October.

Please use the subject heading 'FOS Young Leader Award’ in your email and include your full name, stage of training and institution in the body of the email.

The winner will be presented with a certificate, copy of ‘Survival Skills in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery’ and given free entry to FOSC. The highest rated submissions will be awarded certificates and high scoring entries will be published in JUTO. Outstanding individuals may also be given the opportunity to join the FOS committee at the discretion of judges.

Entry Guidelines
• The Prize is open to undergraduate medical students and junior doctors up to CT/ST2 level.
• Only entries that are submitted via email, in word format to the published email address will be accepted. Submissions made in PDF format will not be accepted.
• Entries should be no longer than 500 words
• Entries should be submitted in Arial size 12 font, excluding title.
• The word limit does not include the published title/question or references
• References should be presented as footnotes and endnotes
• Entries will be judged by the FOS Committee together with orthopaedic surgeons
• Applicants must be FOS members at the time of submission

Entry Structure
• The submission should be structured to cover the following headings: What you did, why you did it, what the effect was, what you learned and why you deserve the award

Top Tips

Entries will be judged on the following attributes:
• Originality
• Scope of project
• Benefit to training and patient care
• Reflection on the project

No abstract that exceeds the word count will be accepted

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