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Foundation Year 1 (F1) - Essential Information

Author: MMC, Posted on Monday, July 25 @ 17:15:20 IST by RxPG  

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What information will I get about the programme before I start?

During the induction, you will receive a copy of the Curriculum, Rough Guide to the Foundation Programme, a CD-Rom e-Guide and a Foundation Learning Portfolio. These resources will help you understand what is expected of you, how the assessments work and how to gather evidence for your portfolios.

What happens in Foundation Year 1 (F1)?

The first foundation year will be similar to the old PRHO year. During the first year, trainees will do at least three months in medicine and three months in surgery. Some rotations offer six months of medicine and six months of surgery, but most placements will be for four months. Throughout this year, the trainees will be responsible for making sure assessments are carried out to demonstrate their competence.

How will competence be assessed?

There are four assessment methods that can be used to assess the competence of a trainee. A copy of each assessment you undertake should be kept in your Foundation Learning Portfolio. All the assessment forms, along with the guidance for both trainees and trainers are available in the Assessment section of this website.

What is the Foundation Learning Portfolio?

The portfolio contains everything you need to manage your placements and monitor your progress during the Foundation Programme. It contains guidance and suggestions for presenting the evidence you have gathered that will demonstrate your developing competence, as well as a personal development plan.

What study time will I get in F1?

You will have up to three hours per week of protected, bleep-free time set aside for a planned learning programme.

Are there any specific placements that all F1 doctors must undertake?

To satisfy GMC requirements, you must have at least three months in experience medicine and three months in surgery.

When will I get full registration with the GMC?

Doctors graduating from UK medical schools will be eligible for full registration at the end of the F1 year.

What title will be given to trainees on the Foundation Programme?

In the absence of a better suggestion, there are no plans to change the current titles: Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) and Senior House Officer (SHO). Locally, these doctors may also be called F1 or F2 doctors, or foundation doctors.

Will there be any change to salaries?

No. Foundation year one (F1) doctors will be paid as PRHOs and those in foundation year two (F2) as first year SHOs.

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