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The Foundation Programme
The Medics' Practical Guide to Thriving and Surviving
Mark Welfare, MD, FRCP and Jonathan Carter, MBBS, MRCP
It is a practical, illustrated guide to the Foundation Programme, introduced throughout the UK to regulate and standardise the two-year training of newly qualified doctors. It provides specific information on how to apply for a Foundation post, the curriculum, assessment methods, and maintaining a portfolio, as well as reviewing the pros and cons of the various medical specialities which doctors can pursue after the Foundation years. The authors address issues of concern to all groups involved in the Foundation programme - trainees, trainers and senior doctors - and gives concrete examples of completed documentation and assessment.
Helps UK and overseas doctors in choosing and applying for their Foundation Programme.
Helps trainees and trainers understand the curriculum, the teaching and learning methods, and the use of the portfolio.
Explains the various assessment procedures including the ‘RITA’ (Record of In-Training Assessment) and gives examples.
Helps trainees manage their learning and pass their assessments.
Informs trainers – including consultants ad GPs – about the purpose of the Foundation Programme and how to use the less-familiar assessment tools.
By Mark Welfare, MD, FRCP, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle; Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lead for Educational Research, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; and Jonathan Carter, MBBS, MRCP, Senior House Office (Medicine), University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
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