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National recruitment starts in October 2016 for two year
Academic Foundation Programmes that begin in August 2017. In
the Wessex Foundation School there are 13
programmes available. The recruitment process is managed
nationally by the UKFPO and uses the online recruitment system
It is important that all applicants to 2017 academic programmes
read the information provided in the
UKFPO FP/AFP 2017
applicant handbook which is available to download from
the UKFPO website.
There are 13 academic foundation programmes in research
available in Wessex. The majority of research opportunities
are independent from the clinical rotations. This permits the
applicant to select the most suitable combination of research area
and clinical rotation. The purpose of this is to match the research
opportunities to the most suitable candidates rather than placing
them in fixed programme choices.
The successful candidates will be allocated rotations and
academic research projects in accordance with their preference and
score. Some academic units will have more than one programme
available. A maximum of 12 appointments can be made to programmes
based at Southampton and one appointment can be made to the
Functional Electrical Stimulation research in Salisbury.
Academic foundation trainees are allocated to one Trust for the
entire two year programme. Please refer to the
AFP job description page to view a
list of available programmes, the job description for
each academic research post and the linked F1 and F2 rotations.
There are two stages to the application
At Southampton the academic posts are unbundled from the
clinical rotations. At application you will be asked to rank the
clinical rotation in order of preference. If you are successfully
shortlisted and invited to interview you will rank your academic
Successful candidates will then be matched to their highest ranking
available rotation and academic placement based on their
The academic programme at Salisbury is linked to
a fixed two year programme of 6 x 4 month placements
which can be viewed on our AFP job
All applicants will also be required to
attend an SJT test on one of the following dates: 2
December 2016 or 9 January 2017.
Applicants will be notified by their UK medical school or the
UKFPO Eligibility Office with details of the
SJT date for which they are registered
The UKFPO will
undertake national eligibility checking on behalf of
AUoAs for those applicants who are not currently
in a UK
medical school or who qualified more than two years prior to the
start of their Foundation Programme.
Applications will be restricted to those applicants who meet the
criteria as laid out in the person specification.
If you have any queries about the application
process please email: Foundation.WX@hee.nhs.uk
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