Previous UKFPO events

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Previous Events

UKFPO/Wellcome Trust Academic Conference 15 May 2015

On Friday 15 May 2015, the UKFPO and the Wellcome Trust once again hosted the annual Foundation Doctor Academic Conference. The conference was attended by over 90 doctors from the UK and Malta to listen to talks from leading academics, representatives from the funding bodies as well as current ACFs. Professor Alastair Sutcliffe from the Insititute of Child Health, gave an inspiring keynote lecture, telling delegates why he thought they should consider a clinical academic career based on his own experiences.

How to apply for an ACF 

Funding Opportunities - Wellcome Trust

Funding Opportunities - Medical Research Council 

Funding Opportunities - National Institute for Health Research



Making the most of an ACF

Medical Education Research

Surgical Research

Applied Health System Research


Foundation Doctor Presentation Day 23 January 2015

Severn Foundation School, Health Education South West once again hosted a successful National Foundation Doctor's Presentation Day on Friday 23 January 2015 in Bristol. The day was attended by over 130 foundation doctors and approximately 30 faculty members representing a wide range of organisations including the UKFPO, HEE, HQIP and the GMC. For full details and to download the abstract book from the day please go to click here


UKFPO/HENE Joint Careers Conference 13 October 2014

On Monday 13 October 2014, the UKFPO and Health Education North East held the annual Joint Careers Conference at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. The day was well attended by medical and foundation school careers advisors and faculty, and trainees. Sessions helpd during the day included the Shape of Training, SJT Validation, Women in Medicine and what careers professionals can do about labour-market shortages. A poster exhibition was held and we would like to congratulate Dr Rita Mildner, Dr Nana Muhammad, Dr Alice Crabtree and Dr Yasmin Rahman from Hereford & Worcester for their winning poster 'The Use of the Critical Friends Pathway in Choosing Specialties'.

Careers 2014 winning poster


Plenary Sessions

Shape of Training (Prof. Stuart Carney)

FP 2015 Recruitment (Dr Kim Walker)

SJT Validation (Helena Edwards)

Specialty Recruitment/Oriel (Claire Kennedy)

GMC review of health and disability in medical education and training (Mark Dexter)



Academic Foundation Programme (Dr Thomas Kelley)

Women In Medicine (Dr Melanie Jones)

Seven things trainees don't know about successful career development (Evgenia Galinskaya)

Labour-market shortages: what can careers professionals do to help recruitment to shortage specialties (Mike Wilson) Digg Reddit Facebook Stumble Upon Follow UKFPO on Twitter