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Foundation Training

Foundation Priority Programmes

Scotland are offering 3 Foundation Priority Programmes (FPPs), 2 of which will be based in the West (W06 and W19) and 1 based in the North (N12), totaling 42 posts. These are split into 36 programmes in the West and 6 programmes in the North. The programmes offered will provide remote and rural exposure and provide trainees with a greater awareness of the patient journey and primary/community and secondary interfaces in a remote and rural setting. Doctors who secure one of these programmes will avoid having to geographically relocate between F1 and F2. All posts seek to offer geographical stability for doctors in training in Scotland. Dependent upon the location selected some of these programmes will offer; a remote and rural 'bootcamp'; enhanced immersive simulation and clinical skills sessions; free on-site accommodation with en-suite facilities; social calendar; links to active sports; evening clinical skills updates; in-house ILS/ALS courses; regular education timetable. This list is not exhaustive.

For information about how to apply for Foundation Priority Programmes, please see the UKFPO website. All applications will be made through Oriel.

Details of rotations available can be found on the Foundation Programmes pages for N12, W06 and W19. Foundation Priority Programme are fixed two-year rotations. You may have a choice of rotation for your F2 year for Foundation Priority Programmes in the West region.

This is a recruitment website and is not used to provide information for current trainees. Current Foundation trainees should visit the Scotland Deanery website for information about their training.

All rotations are indicative and subject to change.

Programme FPP Post and Incentives

6 Remote and Rural posts

  • Remote and Rural "bootcamp"
  • Immersive simulation and clinical skills
  • Accommodation with free parking
  • Longer shadowing and enhanced induction
  • Mentorship programme
  • Opportunities to be involved in education, supervision and teaching of medical students
  • Social calendar

18 coastal posts

  • Immersive simulation

18 Remote and Rural posts

  • Enhanced immersive simulation and clinical skills
  • Opportunities to teach medical students
  • Free accommodation with en-suite facilities
  • No car parking charges
  • Social calendar including ball and Burns ceilidh
  • Cinema club
  • Sporting links within the hospital