You will start your Foundation Year 1 (FY1) after being
accepted onto a Foundation Programme. Application to the Foundation
Programme is through the UK
Foundation Programme Office.
Further information about applying to the
Foundation Programme can be found on this site
On successful completion of Foundation Year 1 you
will progress on to Foundation Year 2. The placements that are
available in your FY2 will vary between Foundation Schools and can
be subject to change.
The Foundation Programme consists of placements
or rotations and the FY1 will generally include 3 months of
medicine and 3 months of surgery.
Placements vary in length depending where you
are undertaking your Foundation Programme and can be 3 x 4 months,
4 x 3 months or 2 x 6 months in length.
Depending on the Foundation Programme you were
selected onto your placements could include any of the 65
recognised specialities including:
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Geriatric Medicine
You will need to check with the
Foundation School(s) that you are applying to for full
listings of rotations and specialties that are available as these
will vary according to the Foundation School applied to.
If you have not had the opportunity to experience a specialty of
interest in year 1 it is possible with agreement to arrange a short
taster ( 2 - 5 days) in that specialty. Please refer to local
Foundation School policy on tasters.