Foreword by Phil Hammond
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
? Why was the Foundation programme introduced?
? An extended metaphor
? Unfinished Business ? the end of an era
? The pillars on which the Foundation programme is built
Chapter 2 CHOOSING AND APPLYING FOR A FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
? How does electronic application work?
? How will I decide where to apply?
? Eligibility ? International Medical Graduates
? Filling in the application form
? After acceptance to a Foundation School
Chapter 3 PREPARATION FOR THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
? The A-Z of starting the Foundation programme: your quick guide
? The big day
Chapter 4 SURVIVING YOUR FIRST WEEKS AND MONTHS
? The Fear
? The job
? Medical subculture and tribalism is alive and well in the NHS ? a guide to negotiating the boundaries
? Your quick guide to dealing with the departments in the hospital
? Putting it into action
? Medicine is also about values
? Beyond the first month ? keeping true to yourself and remembering why you started
Chapter 5 TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LEARNING: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
? Keeping the patient safe whilst you learn
? How do you learn?
? Planning your learning
? Specific learning opportunities
Chapter 6 ASSESSMENT IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
? Work-based competency assessment
? Why work-based assessment?
? The purpose and use of your portfolio in development and assessment
? The national portfolio
? Suggested schedule for gathering your formal assessments
? Examples of other types of evidence that you can gather in specific competency domains
? Giving and receiving feedback
? How will all this evidence be assessed and what is the pass mark?
? Completing your evidence summary
? Outcomes from the assessments
? Note about the future
Chapter 7 A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE TRAINING OF DOCTORS
? So, why get involved in educating Foundation doctors?
? Definition of the terms involved in supporting a trainee
? Trust responsibilities
? Teaching and learning in the Foundation programme
? Giving effective feedback and on-the-job teaching
? Educational supervision
? Your role in the final assessment
? Support you need from your Trust
? Challenges to the model of educational supervision
? Other issues for supporting trainees
Chapter 8 BEYOND THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME. CAREER MANAGEMENT FOR FOUNDATION DOCTORS
? Career management
? Choosing your career in medicine
? Career Options ? how do doctors choose?
? Approach to the interview
? When you are unsure if medicine is for you
? What if you do not get the training post you want?
Chapter 9 WHEN MEDICINE IS DIFFICULT
? The lifestyle and professionalism challenge
? Risks to your registration or How to live up to Good Medical Practice
? Health and stress
? Disciplinary procedures for Foundation doctors ? a quick summary
Chapter 10 MISCELLANY: SPECIALTY GUIDE AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
? Medical oaths
? Health and support for doctors ranging from addictions to lifestyle issues
? Education and news
? Medical blogs and wikis
? NHS organisations
? Career management
? Protection societies
? Programmes for Personal digital assistants (PDAs)
? Miscellaneous other sites
? Specialty guide