The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
The IITOS would like to create awareness for medical students by:
- Raising the quality of Trauma and Orthopaedic care, including; effective, evidence-based initial management of common conditions by junior doctors
- Increasing medical student interest in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery as a career choice, with the ultimate aim of increasing the orthopaedic workforce; and
- Facilitating medical students interest in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery as a career by maximising their potential & development.