Swap Policies for UK Foundation Schools 2019

We’ve collected the foundation programmes swap policies for each Foundation School in the UK, where this information was available. Under exceptional circumstances, there is always flexibility to swap, but this is decided on a case by case basis and needs to be brought up with the Foundation School director of your region and your hospital. … Continue reading Swap Policies for UK Foundation Schools 2019...

Building a Portfolio for Psychiatry ST4 Applications

Love them or hate them, it’s impossible to get away from portfolios when you’re committed to training in any specialty of Medicine.  We could be forgiven for assuming that our illustrious e-portfolio gives us all the structure we need to build a...

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Swap Policies for UK Foundation Schools 2019

We’ve collected the foundation programmes swap policies for each Foundation School in the UK, where this information was available. Under exceptional circumstances, there is always flexibility to swap, but this is decided on a case by case basi...

Building a Portfolio for Psychiatry ST4 Applications

Love them or hate them, it’s impossible to get away from portfolios when you’re committed to training in any specialty of Medicine.  We could be forgiven for assuming that our illustrious e-portfolio gives us all the structure we need to build a...

Taking Time Out of Training

Studying medicine is quite unique to other undergraduate degrees, due to the pre-determined career path that awaits the majority of alumni.  Most of us move into the world of clinical practice and tread the path defined by foundation, and later, spe...

Brexit for Doctors – the long read

You will be aware that the UK is in the process of leaving the European Union (EU). Recently, the date for leaving the EU was pushed back from the 29 March 2019 to April or May 2019. Many of us have questions about how the UK’s withdrawal from the ...

Allocation Scores for Foundation Schools in 2019

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Internal Medicine Training from 2019

The Internal Medicine Training (IMT) programme is a new training model replacing the Core Medical Training Curriculum. It is designed to equip doctors with the skills and confidence to lead on the care of patients in general ward and acute care setti...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North Scotland

The Northern region is significantly the vastest. It encompasses the old cities of Aberdeen and Inverness (considered the capital of the Highlands, near the infamous Loch Ness), and all the way up to the more isolated John O’ Groats, the Shetland I...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Scotland

Glasgow is a bit more “rough and ready”- a bigger city, more student-friendly, with probably the best nightlife in Scotland. Being the most populous region in Scotland, it contains the most tertiary hospitals. This includes the Queen Eliz...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to South East Scotland

Edinburgh, the main city in the South East region, is a beautiful capital city. It has a deep history, a superb cultural scene, with many theatres, galleries, pubs and restaurants. That’s without mentioning the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, w...