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North Academic Programmes

15 Academic Foundation rotations

The Academic Foundation Programme (N11) comprising 15 posts based in Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William will be available. It offers the same clinical training as other Foundation posts, but will also include additional tuition and assessment intended to prepare the post holder for a future career in academia.

The F1 year is a generic clinical Foundation year which allows newly qualified doctors to gain experience in a range of clinical posts with the F2 year focusing on academic elements alongside additional clinical experiences.

The primary objective of this programme, as for all other Foundation Programmes, is to ensure satisfactory clinical training through the attainment of foundation competencies (as defined by the Foundation Curriculum and demonstrated through successful completion of the Foundation ePortfolio).

The North AFP is a two-year fixed programme.

This page provides a brief overview of the programme. Full information about rotations can be found by following the links on the left-hand menu.

All rotations are indicative and subject to change.

What the Academic Programme Offers

The programmes offered are a mixture of clinical-themed, surgical-themed, critical care-themed and medical education-themed. The North posts are a mixture of 4-month blocks during F2 and longitudinal posts.

The academic programme is led by the University of Aberdeen and full details of all that it has to offer are available here.


Contacts and more information

For more information about the Academic Foundation Programme, please contact one of the following:

Dr Graeme Currie (Foundation Programme Director) -

Prof. Phyo Myint (Academic Lead) -