Posted November 4th 2022 (3 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Free IMT Application Workshop, 12 Nov 2022

Designed by IMTs and SpRs from around the UK to help you maximise your Application Form score, this workshop will be held over Zoom on Saturday 12th November from 09:00-11:00. 

Topics covered:

  • The application process from self-scoring to job offers
  • How to optimise your shortlist score - what's new for '23
  • Hear from high scoring IMTs - tips and pitfalls
  • What you should be doing between now and interview

Register at:

Programme of online learning for International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) often find the first twelve months working and training in the NHS challenging. Since 2020, a team of NHS consultants and senior pharmacists have curated a national programme of online learning that support IMGs during this period of transition.
There are now two upcoming courses available to international doctors to register for:

Acute Medicine for IMGs - 19th November 2022 ( £174.99
by Dr Akin Falayajo, Consultant in Acute Medicine (ULHT); Dr Arjun Ghosh, Consultant Cardiologist (Barts Heart Centre & UCLH); Dr Charlotte Tai, Consultant ICU (Barts Health NHS Trust); Dr Hadiza Gachi, Consultant in Acute Medicine (George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust); and Dr Shouvik Haldar, Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist (Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust)

Safe Prescribing for IMGs - 3rd December 2022 ( £75.00
by Mrs Balwinder Bolla, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist (ULHT); Ms Rabia Ahmed, Programme Director, Aston University; Dr Akin Falayajo, Consultant in Acute Medicine (ULHT)

New Bronze Quality Improvement (QI) Training Course Available for F2s

Health Education England South West (HEE-SW) in partnership with the South West Academic Health Science Network (South West AHSN) are offering a Bronze level QI training programme, free at the point of delivery.

This is your opportunity to:

  • Explore how QI can help your career progression
  • Understand QI and the science behind it Use QI methodology to improve the systems you work in
  • This course is aimed at those who are new to QI or have a basic understanding. There is a pre-course requirement to ensure all attendees are at a similar knowledge level. This will include set reading and viewing of videos, which will take approximately one hour to complete.  CPD points will be awarded and all delegates will receive a Bronze QI certificate.
  • This QI course is aligned to the GMC’s Generic Professional Capabilities framework click here and supports the requirement that Doctors-in-Training demonstrate significant personal contribution to a quality improvement project.

To book your place – click on the ID link next to the date of your choice.

2022 ID
Tues 15 Nov 13:30-17:00 QIB01
Wed 30 Nov 09:30-13:00 QIB02
Tues 13 Dec 09:30-13:00 QIB03
Tues 10 Jan 13:30-17:00 QIB04
Wed 8 Feb 09:30-13:00 QIB05
Fri 10 March 09:30-13:00 QIB06
Tues 18 April 09:30-13:00 QIB07
Wed 10 May 09:30-13:00 QIB08
Fri 16 June 09:30-13:00 QIB09
Tues 18 July 13:30-17:00 QIB10

Bookings are made through MaxCourse. If you don’t yet have an account, please sign up today – here is the link to our user set-up Guide. Please note this is a separate MaxCourse site to the Severn Foundation one used for F2 regional teaching.

Please also ensure you fill in all boxes in the Personal Details section (within Account Details) – you won’t be able to book any courses until this is completed.

Any other queries/questions, please email

General Surgery On-call Survival Course & Orthopaedic On-call Survival Course

Saturday 26th of November (Orthopaedic Surgery), Saturday 10th of December (General Surgery) from 10 am - 2 pm (UTC +1)

This course is aimed at junior doctors who want to improve their understanding and ability to manage commonly encountered surgical presentations.
Appropriate for those with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery as well as those with upcoming surgical jobs, regardless of career goals.

A one day focused course aimed at improving theoretical knowledge and surviving a general surgery / orthopaedic on-call shift.
Teaching will consist of a series of short lectures focusing on presentations commonly encountered by junior doctors with an emphasis on the areas they most often find challenging.

The course aims to improve theoretical knowledge to allow junior doctors to more confidently and appropriately manage pre and post op surgical patients which can be a very daunting task, particularly on the many occasions they find their registrar and consultant in theatre!
Early Bird Course fee: £35
Includes a course certificate and access to recording for 7 days

Visit to see programme details and to register for the courses.