ALERT - Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment

ALS - Advanced Life Support

ARCP - Annual Review of Competence Progression

Attainment of F1 Competence - Awarded to the foundation doctor at the end of F1 to indicate that the F1 competences have been successfully achieved 
(aka 5.1 form)  

BMA - British Medical Association 

BMJ - British Medical Journal

CbD - Case-based Discussion

Certificate of Experience - A mandatory form required for Full GMC Registration. The Foundation School submits this to the GMC following satisfactory completion of ARCP and an Outcome 1 being issued. 

CME - Continuing Medical Education

CMT - Core Medical Training/Trainee

COGPED - Committee of GP Education Directors 

COPMeD - Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans of the UK 

CPD - Continuing Professional Development

CST - Core Surgical Training/Trainee

CT - Clinical Tutor 

DME - Director of Medical Education 

DoH - Department of Health 

DOPs - Direct Observation of Procedural Skills 

EEA - European Economic Area

EWTD - European Working Time Directive 

F1 - Foundation Year 1/Foundation Year 1 Doctor

F2 - Foundation Year 2/Foundation Year 2 Doctor

FACD (aka 5.2 form) - Foundation Achievement of Competence Document. Awarded to the foundation doctor at the end of F2 to indicate that the foundation competences have been successfully achieved 

LTFT Training - Less Than Full Time Training/Part Time Training

FPD - Foundation Programme Director (aka TFPD or Trust Foundation Programme Director)

FSC - Foundation School Committee 

FSD - Foundation School Director

FSM - Foundation School Manager 

FTSTA - Fixed Term Specialist Training Appointment

GMC - General Medical Council

GP - General Practice/General Practitioner

GPST - General Practice Specialty Training

HMT - Higher Medical Training/Trainee

HST - Higher Surgical Training/Trainee

HSMP - Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

LAS - Locum Appointment for Service (not a training post)

LAT - Locum Appointment for Training (training post)

LEP - Local Education Provider

MCEM - Member of the College of Emergency Medicine

Mini-CEX - Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise 

MMC - Modernising Medical Careers 

MPET - Multi Professional Education and Training levy

MRCA - Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

MRCGP - Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

MRCOG - Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

MRCOphth - Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

MRCP - Member of the Royal College of Physicians 

MRCPath - Member of the Royal College of Pathologists 

MRCPCH - Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health 

MRCPsych - Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 

MRCR - Member of the Royal College of Radiologists 

MRCS - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 

MSF - Multi Source Feedback

NHS - National Health Service

OOPE - Out of Programme Experience

PRHO - Pre-Registration House Officer

QA - Quality Assurance

QAFP - Quality Assurance of the Foundation Programme

QC - Quality Control

QM - Quality Management

RITA - Record of In-Training Assessment

SHA - Strategic Health Authority

SHO - Senior House Officer

SPAs - Supporting Programmed Activities

ST - Specialty Training/Specialty Trainee 

TAB - Team Assessment of Behaviours 

TOFP - Time Out of Foundation Programme 

ToI - Transfer of Information 

TPD - Training Programme Director

UKFPO - UK Foundation Programme Office