Pre-allocation for Special Circumstances

The Special Circumstances process allows some applicants to apply to be pre-allocated to a Foundation School on the grounds of Special Circumstances.

Those eligible may include doctors who:

  • are the primary carer for a close relative
  • are a parent or legal guardian for a child or children for whom you have significant caring responsibilities
  • have a medical condition for which ongoing follow up in a specified location is an absolute requirement
  • have or a unique circumstance

You can apply to your medical school (UKFPO for eligibility applicants) for pre-allocation on the grounds of special circumstances.