FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

To apply to the UK Foundation programme you need to get familiar with their official website. Below we are listing some of the options mentioned there, which will most likely apply to you. If you are a European medical school graduate, you will most likely be eligible for a full registration and license to practice.

According to the UKFPO: ‘You are not eligible to apply for the UK Foundation Programme if you obtain, or expect to obtain, full registration by the start of the UK Foundation Programme’. Instead, your options include:

All applications must be submitted through Oriel NHS under the ‘foundation’ staff group (please refer to appendix 2 for further information on how to access and search for vacancies on Oriel).

ApPLICATION PROCESS STEPS

The application process goes like this:

Application

LONGLISTING

INTERVIEW

Deemed Appointable / Not

Ranking of posts according to applicant's preference

OFFERS

2ND ROUND OF OFFERS​

3RD ROUND OF OFFERS​

CLEARING OFFERS​

Our advice is to check the Applicant guidance for the programme you are applying to, bearing in mind the options above.
Below is the Timeline for Stand-alone FY2 starting August 2021. You can use it as a reference and plan around it.

The UKFPO currently hosts a series of webinars and applicant presentations outlining the application process and requirements for 2021. Visit their website for more.

This website is not an official UKFPO, GMC or NHS website. It was made by doctors who studied in the EEU and wanted to share their experiences, offer some advice and provide guidance as to where to look and what kind of information you will need to find out on your own. Read more here.

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