Applying for foundation training

This page introduces you to Foundation training, provides details of the application process, including the Situational Judgement Test (SJT), and advice on choosing your Foundation school. You can also find out about the Academic Foundation Programme.

After finishing your undergraduate medical degree, in order to practise unsupervised as a doctor in the UK, you will need to complete one year of Foundation Training. The foundation programme consists of Foundation Year 1 (F1) and Foundation Year 2 (F2), so after F1 you will be awarded full GMC registration. This is in effect your first job as a doctor. It is a training post where you will practise and gain competence in basic clinical skills, develop non-clinical skills such as communication and team work and try a number of specialty areas.


How do I apply for Foundation Training?

What is the Situational Judgement Test (SJT)?

This is a multiple choice exam to assess your professional judgement. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) website has more details, exam dates and information on how to apply. You can use Good Medical Practice in Action scenarios to test your knowledge of ethics and good medical practice, to prepare for the SJT.

What is the structure and content of Foundation Training?

Comprehensive details can be found on The Foundation Programme website and at BMA Foundation Programme FAQS.

Find out more about the foundation programme.

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