Posted January 12th 2024 (2 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Great Ormond Street Hospital Winter School 2024 - 16th Feb 

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children is hosting its first ever Winter School. This promises to be an exciting and interactive virtual event, offering an insight into innovations in Paediatrics and the work done at GOSH.

The day will cover:

  • Machine Learning in Healthcare
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric Intensive Care
  • Careers in Paediatrics

Tickets are £10. Click here to register:

Upcoming and newly added F2 Regional Teaching Courses

Please check Maxcourse for the latest regional teaching offerings, including:

  • Practical Procedures and Ultrasound Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Law, Ethics and Judgement
  • Human Factors in Healthcare
  • Obs & Gynae - Sexual Health
  • Psychiatry Essentials for F2s
  • Introduction to Genomics
  • Sexual Health
  • End of Life Care

For in-person courses, F2s can claim back travel expenses through study leave if traveling outside their trust. Please contact your trust PGME foundation team for more information.

National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Competition 2024

Deadline 6th March 2024 – details and online entry form here:

We have up to 160 poster places at our online conference.

Successful entries receive:

  • An invitation to give a live oral poster presentation* at our online conference on 15th May 2024
  • A discounted delegate rate of £179 (no VAT), co-authors entitled to same rate
  • National poster competition oral presentation certificate
  • Opportunity to win a first or second prize in each themed group of 10 posters

*2.5-minute oral presentation followed by judge-led Q&A

Who should apply?: junior doctors, nurses, midwives, consultants, AHPs, GPs, medical students and those working in care settings among others

New Training Route for Stroke Consultants

There is now a new GIM-Stroke training pathway programme available which will take 3 years to CCT. More details will be available on a webinar on 21st Feb 2024. 

More details will be available on a webinar 21 Feb 2024 – details and registration will shortly be available here: Please email with any queries.

Severn Deanery Midweek Masterclass

Join the Midweek Masterclass, a non-core weekly virtual teaching provided by junior doctors on Wednesdays from 13:30-14:00. Medical school prepares you for the knowledge needed for the foundation programme, these sessions will build on that, giving you pointers on how to get through these years. Hear from a range of junior doctors, giving advice based on first-hand experience.

The next session will be on 17th January, given by an IMT 1 helping with interview preparation. Please click here to join the session.

For more information on teaching topics, please see the Facebook page Midweek Masterclass or email

National Teaching Opportunity for Doctors and Dentists

Medic Mentor are inviting doctors and dentists of all grades to participate in their National Mock Interview Teaching Days, to help our Y13 and S6 students. They are looking for enthusiastic doctors and dentists who would enjoy spending a day teaching secondary school students from schools across the UK, who aspire to become future clinicians.

They are looking for volunteers to act as mock interviewers who will be able to lead a mock interview and then provide written and verbal feedback for each student. All of the questions and mark schemes will be provided in advance.

Medic Mentor has partnered with the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF), who provide support for medical students and doctors facing financial hardship. As well as helping Y13/S6 students this event will also help to raise awareness and some money for this charity.

All of the volunteers will be awarded a national teaching certificate, feedback and a reference for participating in the teaching day. There is also a national prize available for the best teacher and mentor so it would be a really good portfolio opportunity. The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Charity will provide an additional certificate for the doctors who participate.

There are a selection of mock interview days that are taking place both in person and virtually on Zoom. Volunteers taking part virtually would need an up to date zoom, reliable wifi, a working camera and microphone. We would warmly welcome you to participate in more than one session. For those attending both in-person and virtual events you will also receive a “Highly Commended” certificate, which will demonstrate your experience teaching in both in-person and virtual environments. The events will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Here is a list of the upcoming events taking place:

Saturday February 10th - St Mary’s University, London
Sunday February 11th - St Mary’s University, London

Saturday January 20th - Leonardo Royal Hotel, Birmingham
Sunday January 21st - Leonardo Royal Hotel, Birmingham

Saturday February 17th - Leonardo Royal Hotel, Birmingham
Sunday February 18th - Leonardo Royal Hotel, Birmingham

Saturday January 27th - Virtual on Zoom
Sunday January 28th - Virtual on Zoom

Saturday February 24th - Virtual on Zoom
Sunday February 25th - Virtual on Zoom

If you are interested in taking part please email with your Name, trust, job role, contact number and the date and location at which event(s) you wish to volunteer at. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

National Teaching Opportunity - Medical Leadership Programme

Medic Mentor has an upcoming virtual national teaching event, Medical Leadership Programme (MLP). This is a national teaching opportunity and with a national prize available for the best teacher and mentor. To thank you for your time, all volunteer doctors and dentists will receive a national teaching certificate and individualised feedback from our coordinators on the day.

The MLP is a teaching programme designed to equip aspiring medical and dental students with the knowledge and skills to help them in their university applications and future career. 

We have two upcoming teaching days on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2024.

Saturday 3rd Feb - Year 12 students - Research and Problem Solving
Sunday 4th Feb - Year 10 and 11 students - Wider Reading and Ethics

Each teaching day will run from 9.15am-2.30pm. The event will be held virtually on Zoom and run by a group of coordinators. We are looking for volunteers to facilitate and help the students in completing some small group activities. Facilitator guides will be provided beforehand, so all we require is that you turn up and bring your best energy so students have the best experience on the day.

If you would like to volunteer at the teaching event, please email with your name, trust, job role, contact number and the date you would like to volunteer at. The volunteering spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

New UKFPO Tasters Guidance

Please see the new Tasters microsite on the UKFPO's website for background on taster days, example taster programmes, planning a taster, and more: