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Foundation Training

Two year Foundation Programmes are the first stage of postgraduate medical training in the UK following graduation from medical school. Recruitment to the two year programmes in the Scottish Foundation School is undertaken as part of the UK-wide recruitment process to a nationally agreed timetable commencing in September.

The Scottish Foundation School

The Scottish Foundation School provides a wide range of programmes offering a unique experience covering different types of populations, hospitals and specialties as well as geographical diversity. There are currently 849 funded two-year training foundation programmes delivered across four regions.

More information about the School and the opportunities we provide can be found on the Scotland Deanery website.

For all queries about Foundation Training in Scotland please contact sfas@nes.scot.nhs.uk.


Please click here for an overview of the UKFP 2020 Application Processes.


Person Specification

Please click here for the UKFPO 2020 Person Specification for the Foundation Programme.



 **Eligibility application window for Foundation Programme 2020**

The eligibility application window for 2020 closed on 7th August 2019 at 12.00 (BST).

Please see the UKFPO website for more information.


Recruitment to stand-alone Foundation Programme Vacancies 2020

Information about stand-alone Foundation Programme vacancies for 2020 will follow.

Further information about stand-alone programmes is available on the UKFPO website.

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My experience of training in Scotland was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about a career in medicine.

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