Teenage OrthoPod Scheme 2023


Teenage OrthoPod Scheme 2023

Get an introduction to the fascinating specialty of orthopaedics surgery in this course designed for Secondary 4-5/ Year 11-12/ Grade 10-11 students. Students will participate in interactive workshops and be mentored by clinical staff from the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine. Assigned mentors are energetic, passionate, and will be delighted to share their insights and experiences. Subject to relaxation of the Emergency Response Level at the Hospital Authority, students may also shadow orthopaedic surgeons during their daily clinical duties. Detailed course components include:


1. Learning to apply plaster casts
2. Fracture fixation using implants and power tools
3. Observation of surgical demonstrations via virtual reality
4. Demonstration of cutting-edge technology that is impacting patient care (i.e. artificial intelligence in surgical planning, and computer navigation-aided surgery)
5. Sharing sessions from orthopaedics specialists, medical students, and patients
6. Shadowing orthopaedic surgeons in their daily activities such as ward rounds, outpatient clinic attendance, and operation theatre sessions (subject to Hospital Authority regulations during summer period)


Further course details will be announced after candidate selection due to evolving pandemic-related restrictions.




Programme content is subject to change without prior notice.

Programme Details

Teenage OrthoPod Scheme

August 7 – 11, 2023


In-person sessions held at HKUMed

Online Application

[Application has closed]

Application Deadline

19 May 2023 (Friday) [Application has closed]

Programme Fee



Current Secondary 4-5/ Year 11-12/ Grade 10-11 students

Assessment / Pre-requisite(s):
This course is highly competitive. Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 350 and 1,000 words. From these submissions, a selected group may be invited for an interview, details to be announced.
Your statement should address the following:


  • Why you would like to join the Teenage OrthoPod Scheme (TOPS);
  • What distinguishes you from other applicants;
  • What you expect to be enriched by the TOPS experience;
  • Any additional points that demonstrate your interest and suitability for TOPS.
Selection and Result Announcement

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview held by the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in mid- June.

If you do not hear from us by 16 June 2023, you may assume your application has been unsuccessful this time and will not proceed further.

Application results and payment details will be announced to successful applicants via email in July.

Disclaimer: Programme contents are subject to change without prior notice.


Teenage OrthoPod Scheme