Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP)
All applicants to the Foundation Programme are encouraged to make full use of the process for Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) by completing the relevant form. This process is intended to support the transition from undergraduate medical education to postgraduate training and employment as a doctor. This form is completed in advance of the start of the programme to allow Foundation Schools and employers time to identify suitable adjustments, if necessary, and prepare for the arrival of trainees by ensuring appropriate support mechanisms are in place. Please refer to the full guidance below.
The STEP form should be completed and submitted by all new foundation doctors once they are allocated to a foundation school.
- UK graduates/applicants should complete the online form via the STEP portal which can be accessed via this link.
- Non-UK graduates and applicants who have applied via the eligibility process should complete the offline Word version of the form and email this directly to their allocated Foundation School.
Resources to help doctors in Foundation Training
Life as an F1 doctor
Representation Options for Foundation Doctors
For information on membership offers for foundation doctors, as of April 2021, please review this Overview of Membership and Representation Options document.
Advice from current foundation trainees
For more information about life as a Foundation Doctor, please have a look at our case studies.