The Foundation Programme
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FP/AFP 2017 Application Process

Please find below the guidance and information for applicants to the Foundation Programme and Academic Foundation Programme commencing in August 2017. You may also find it useful to read the FAQs


FP/AFP 2017 Applicant's Handbook

FP/AFP 2017 Applicants Handbook Amendment - Map of Unit of Application (UoA) Geographical Areas

FP/AFP 2017 Application Presentation

FP/AFP 2017 Person Specification


Special Circumstances

Please refer to the key documents page



The SJT for the FP 2017 application process will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday 2nd December 2016, 1000hrs
  • Monday 9th January 2017, 1000hrs

For more information about the SJT (selection assessment for FP 2017) and the eduational performance measure (EPM), please go to the SJT/EPM page.


AFP/FP 2017 Appeals

Please refer to the key documents page


Transfer of Information (TOI) Process

Once you have applied and been successfully allocated to a foundation school, you will be required to comply with the TOI process, which is designed to support you in your transition from medical to foundation school. For more information on the TOI process and what is required of you please click here.  



All new foundation doctors are expected to undertake a period of shadowing before they start foundation training, which should normally include ward-based shadowing of the F1 job that they will be taking up.

The earliest date that foundation doctors commencing the programme in August 2016 will be expected to start the shadowing period will be Monday 25th July 2016. Digg Reddit Facebook Stumble Upon Follow UKFPO on Twitter