Academic F1 Recruitment

The Wales Foundation School offer 4 Academic Foundation year 1 Training programmes.  There will be 12 posts available in 2019/20.  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, Cardiff and Bangor Universities.

  • The opportunity to undertake a PGC in Leadership, Medical Education and Sports science.

Academic F1 recruitment process for programmes commencing 2019

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 1st October 2018 -  Friday 12th October 2018. For full details, please go to the Foundation Programme webpage which also contains detailed 2019 recruitment information, plus links to all relevant documentation.

The second stage of the process will be managed locally between Monday 15th October 2018 & 13th January 2019.   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.

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 2019

 

September 2018

View available Academic foundation programmes.

From 24th Sept 2018

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.

1st - 12th Oct 2018 (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.

15th Oct 2018 – 11th Jan 2019

Local recruitment process takes place including shortlisting and interviewing

Wales Foundation School Application dates:
Monday 15th October 2018 - Friday 26th October 2018 - Applications long-listed
Monday 15th November 2018 - Long-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview

Interview dates:
Tuesday 13th November 2018

16th Jan 2019

AFP initial offers date - AUoAs send emails via ORIEL (applicant accepts or declines by
midday on 18 January 2019).

16th Jan - 13th Feb 2019

AFP cascade offers period

7th Mar 2019

FP primary list allocation

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