Academic Foundation Programmes
The Academic Foundation Programme provides a fabulous opportunity for foundation doctors to develop research, teaching and leadership/management skills in addition to the competences outlined in the Foundation Programme Curriculum.
Academic Foundation Programme 2016 (AFP) recruitment process
To apply for the Academic Foundation Programme, first you need to ensure you are eligible to apply. If you graduated (or are graduating) from a UK medical school after the 3 August 2015, your medical school will confirm your eligibility on your behalf. If you are graduating from a medical school outside of the UK, or graduated from a UK school prior to 3 August 2015, you will need to submit an eligibility application to the UKFPO. Go to the FP 2017 eligibility information page for more advice.
You will complete the same online application form as all other applicants, but there will be additional sections for your to complete. Depending on your chosen AUoA(s), you may be expected to upload a CV and up to six additional items to support your AFP application. You will also be expected to sit the SJT along with everyone else, but your score will not be used to allocate you to a AUoA - however all AFP offers are subject to a satisfactory SJT score.
For more information on the application process please read the FP/AFP 2017 Applicant's Handbook, application presentation and person specification. The UKFPO also produces a document which provides information on how many academic programmes are available at each AUoA, dates for interviews and a link to further information. Click the link below to download the AFP 2016 document.
Post Foundation Academic Training
Opportunities for post-foundation academic training vary considerably between the four countries. For more details on these opportunities read the extracts taken from the Rough Guide to the Academic Foundation Programme by clicking the relevant link below.
We are constantly exploring the different projects that academic foundation doctors are completing around the UK. Click on projects that interest you to find short PowerPoint presentations that give more information.