Academic F1 Recruitment

The Wales Foundation School offer 4 Academic Foundation year 1 Training programmes.  There will be 12 posts available in 2020/21.  All programmes comprise of 3 x 4 month placements in a variety of specialties.  

All academic posts include a research component for the F1 year, but can include education and leadership.  Please note that applications are for an academic F1 post, however successful candidates will be appointed to a two year Foundation Training Programme within the Wales Foundation School.  The two year programme is unpaired which allows F1 Doctors to make an informed decision about their F2 programme after commencing work.  Applicants will apply for their F2 post approximately five months into their F1 year.

The Wales Foundation School offers a number of academic Foundation year 2 training programmes.  These include the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate qualification and academic themes include research, education, and leadership. 

Current opportunities include: -

  • Working in conjunction with the School of Medicine at Cardiff University to develop a faculty of near peer teachers amongst its Foundation Doctors.
  • Collaboration with Swansea and Cardiff Universities.
  • The opportunity to undertake a PGC in Leadership, Medical Education and Sports science.

    Academic F1 recruitment process for programmes commencing 2020

    Academic recruitment to the Wales Foundation School will be managed via a two stage process which commences with a generic national application form, plus any supplementary academic information required by the Wales Foundation School.  Prospective applicants must submit their application online to the UKFPO from Monday 30th September 2019 -  Friday 11th October 2019. For full details, please go to the Foundation Programme webpage which also contains detailed 2020 recruitment information, plus links to all relevant documentation.

    The second stage of the process will be managed locally between Monday 14th October 2019 & 10th January 2020.   A timetable of the local academic recruitment process for the Wales Foundation School will be available below along with programme descriptions.

    Please note that applications are for an academic F1 post, however successful candidates will be appointed to a two year Foundation Training Programme within the Wales Foundation School. Applicants will apply for their F2 post approximately five months into their F1 year.

    All programmes will deliver training for post holders to achieve the clinical competencies required by the Curriculum for the Foundation Years in Postgraduate Education and Training and for full registration with the General Medical Council, as well as a range of academic skills and experiences.

    Application form

    The application process is managed by the UK Foundation Programme Office through ORIEL.  See further details in How to ApplyApplicants are advised that a CV is no longer required as part of the application process for the Wales Foundation School.

    Longlisting

    The Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) requires doctors to meet all the requirements of foundation training, alongside their academic activity. Thereby, the Wales Foundation School expects applicants to demonstrate both strong clinical and academic qualities, and will long-list using their medical school performance (from the EPM score). If, after this, there remain more candidates than interview slots, the application form and additional educational achievements will form the basis of shortlisting.

    Interviews

    Academic interviews take the form of a question based discussion split between two panels; one focused on academic achievement and the other on clinical. Should you be called to interview you will be informed of anything that is required at that time.  Please note that telephone/video interviews are not possible.

Timetable for Academic Foundation Year One recruitment commencing August 2020

 

September 2019

View available Academic foundation programmes.

From 23rd Sept 2019

Register and confirm on ORIEL at www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk - You must register on ORIEL and confirm you are a nominated applicant before you can access the application form. Once confirmed, you will be able to see your EPM decile score.

30th September - 11th Oct 2019 (12.00 noon BST)

Complete the online application form for both the Foundation Programme and Academic Foundation Programme - Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

14th Oct 2019 – 10th Jan 2020

Local recruitment process takes place including shortlisting and interviewing

Wales Foundation School Application dates:
Monday 15th October 2019 - Friday 25th October 2019 - Applications long-listed
Week commencing Monday 28th October 2019 - Long-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview

Interview dates:
Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November 2019

15th Jan 2020

AFP initial offers date - AUoAs send emails via ORIEL (applicant accepts or declines by
midday on 17th January 2020).

22nd Jan - 12th Feb 2020

AFP cascade offers period

12th Mar 2020

FP primary list allocation

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