Eligibility Information

The FP 2017 Eligibility application period will run from 11 July to 10 August 2016. For any queries email the UKFPO team.

Eligibility information for UKFP 2018

UKFP 2018 Dean's statement and guidance


Eligibility information for FP/ AFP 2017

Here you will find all the guidance you need to complete your eligibility application for FP 2017. You must complete an online eligibilty application before submitting your documentation via post to the UKFPO. We advise you read all the following guidance carefully to familiarise yourself with the process before the eligibility application period opens on 11 July 2016. The link to the online eligibility form will be available on the UKFPO homepage on this date.

FP 2017 Eligibility Checklist

FP 2017 Eligiblity online application guidance/who needs to apply

FP 2017 Eligibility Guidance Notes

FP 2017 Eligibility Criteria

FP 2017 Deans' Statement and Guidance

FP 2017 Person Specification

FP 2017 Clinical Assessment Overview



For the Foundation Programme commencing in August 2017 (FP 2017), we expect there will be more fully eligible applicants than there are vacancies based on trends over the last few years. The final number of applications will not be known until the close of the application period on 14 October 2016. If, at that time, there are more fully eligible applicants than vacancies, we will not consider applications from graduates who are not able to provide proof of their right to work and remain in the UK by the 12 January 2017. Individuals in this category will be withdrawn from the national application process and their application will not proceed.

If you are a graduate from a medical school outside the UK and you will not be able to provide evidence of your right to work and remain in the UK by 12 January 2017, you may still submit your eligibility documentation for consideration. If you are deemed eligible, you may go on to submit an application form on the Oriel recruitment portal when it opens on 3 October 2016 should you wish to do so. However, you should bear in mind that it is very likely your application will not be considered.


From August 2016 it is a national requirement for all new foundation doctors to take the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) before they start their F1 programme. For more information please click here.

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