Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme is a two-year general training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

Trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience in a series of placements in a variety of specialties and healthcare settings.

Learning objectives for each stage will be specific and focused on demonstration of clinical competences.

Foundation Year 1 (FY1)

The first year of the Foundation Programme builds upon the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in undergraduate training.

Foundation Year 2 (FY2)

Typically, FY2 placements will be allocated during the first year to afford doctors in training and their supervisors some flexibility and choice in response to early training experiences.

The second year of the Foundation Programme builds on the first year of training. The FY2 year main focus is on training in the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient. Training also encompasses the generic professional skills applicable to all areas of medicine – team work, time management, communication and IT skills.

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or contact Foundations Programme Administrator Sue Cheng on 01603 286885   email