Posts Tagged ‘Foundation years’

Unprecedented vacancies for foundation year training following junior doctor dispute

There are 300 vacancies for F1 training posts in England this year after they were oversubscribed in 2014 and 2015, which doctors’ leaders have blamed on...

Almost half of junior doctors left NHS after their foundation years training

Almost half of all junior doctors are opting not to continue their training in the NHS, threatening a “disaster” that senior medics fear will worsen th...

From med student to foundation year doctor: ten tips for success

1. Don't try to be all things to all men A wise old proverb that couldn’t be more truthful for first year medical students…you simply can’t be al...

Half of juniors harbour quality of care concerns

Half of foundation year doctors have had concerns about the quality of care in their hospital at the start of their careers, and nearly two thirds have fel...

Unconvinced by foundation years entry process

So I recently completed the first challenge that every final year medical student faces - that of the Foundation Programme Application System (FPAS). It's ...

Developing a positive attitude to new doctors

So we can now all breathe a sigh of relief, Black Wednesday has come and gone. Damn those newbie doctors - killing all those hapless folks being admitted, ...

A bit of advice for all those newbie F1s

It is hard to ignore the popular press denigrating the influx of new doctors on 1 August. Every year it is the same: black Wednesday, the killing season ...

Four days of shadowing for newly qualified docs

The Department of Health in England has announced that all new foundation programme trainees will undertake a minimum of four days shadowing immediately be...

No guarantee of jobs for UK medical graduates

It may not be possible to guarantee all future UK medical school graduates a place on the foundation programme, two new reports are warning. A surge in ap...

Foundation Programme curriculum being revised

The Foundation Programme is being updated to address criticisms that juniors are having to work beyond their competency. A draft curriculum has been rel...

Students on the reserve list offered FY jobs

More than half the medical students who missed out on a 2011 foundation year post because the programme was heavily oversubscribed have now been allocated ...