The special circumstances process allows some applicants to apply to be pre-allocated to a foundation school on the grounds of special circumstances.
Those eligible may include doctors who:
- are the primary carer for a close relative
- are a parent or legal guardian for a child or children for whom you have significant caring responsibilities
- have a medical condition for which ongoing followup in a specified location is an absolute requirement
- have or a unique circumstance
Applicants can apply to their medical school (UKFPO for eligibility applicants) for pre-allocation on the grounds of special circumstances.