Academic Training

The Academic Foundation Programme provides a fabulous opportunity for foundation doctors to develop research, teaching and leadership/management skills in addition to the competences outlined in the Foundation Programme Curriculum.

Recruitment process

To apply for the Foundation Programme and Academic Foundation Programme, first you need to ensure you are eligible to apply. If you graduated (or are graduating) from a UK medical school after the 7th August 2017, your medical school will confirm your eligibility on your behalf.

If you are graduating from a medical school outside of the UK, or graduated from a UK school prior to 7th August 2017, you will need to submit an eligibility application to the UKFPO. Please refer to the Eligbility Information page for more information.

You will need to apply to the national FP vacancy and any local AFP vacancies through Oriel which can be accessed here. You will also be expected to sit the SJT along with everyone else, but your score will not be used to allocate you to an AUoA, however all AFP offers are subject to a satisfactory SJT score.

For more information on the application process please read the UKFP 2019 Applicants’ Handbook and Applicant Presentation.


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