Posted July 2nd 2021 (1 year ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

UKFPO Bulletin

Please see below the latest UKFPO Bulletin


STASHH Recruitment

Dear Trainees, Please see below details of a new society called STASHH (Student and Trainee Association of Sexual Health and HIV), the sister society to BASHH.

We are in the process of recruiting local representatives for each foundation school. Our twitter page is here in case you’d like to learn more about our aims -

In summary the objectives of our society are as follows:

  • Provide educational opportunities relating to Sexual Health and HIV medicine, including revision sessions and specialty workshops.
  • Support career development through mentoring, careers fairs and creating a forum for networking.
  • Promote and facilitate opportunities for collaborative audits, research and quality improvement projects led by medical students and junior doctors across the UK. Facilitate opportunities for presentation of student projects at local and national conferences.

In the future, as STASHH establishes greater capacity, we hope to create a newsletter, podcast, hold annual junior conferences and to advise institutions on developing the undergraduate curriculum.

We are looking to recruit passionate and motivated medical students who would ideally have a keen interest in sexual health and HIV medicine.

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll be the first to hear about exciting opportunities in the field.
  • Networking with other prospective GUM trainees as well as current trainees and consultants.
  • Opportunities to write for our Newsletter
  • Certification of participation

The role will be re-advertised on a yearly basis.
We hope you will consider applying for this exciting role.
Please send applications in the format below or any queries to
Deadline for application is 27th July

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Deanery
  • Medical training grade
  • August '21
  • Reason for applying

Evolution and Medicine Talk

Please see below a talk on the crossover between evolutionary biology and medicine for a small group of undergraduate medical students. However, the talks may be of general interest and will be online, so anyone can join.

If you would like to join, please email me ( by 5pm the day before a talk and I shall send you the MS Teams link.

  • Tuesday 6th July 15:45-16:45pm Dr Sandra Martelli (UCL): Comparative evolutionary anatomy of the spine


Sarcoma Awareness Project 2021

We are re-launching the National Sarcoma Awareness Project following 6 successful National Sarcoma Awareness Projects which ran in June/July over the last 6 years.

The project is being run in co-ordination with National Sarcoma Awareness Month (July 2021) and is aimed at increasing sarcoma awareness in final year medical students and junior doctors. In addition to contacting medical schools and UK deaneries directly, we are also advertising in the BMJ and student BMJ. We have also recently created a BMJ Learning Module on sarcoma.

We are inviting final year medical students & F1/F2 Trainees to complete a free e-learning module on sarcomas as part of the project. On completion, the medical students will receive a certificate for the their e-portfolio and the top scoring participants will be given the opportunity to take part in a funded short-term clinical fellowship at a regional sarcoma centre to further their knowledge on sarcoma and boost their CV.

Trainees interested in taking part should kindly contact us on


Careers Support

Dear F2s,

Now that you are approaching the end of your Foundation programme, many of you will be looking forward to starting either your specialty/GP training or time out of training / F3 year / fellow posts. Whatever you are doing, this is to remind you that careers support is still available to you, even if you are not in a training post.

To access confidential, 1:1 careers advice and guidance, just email me ( and I will be in touch to arrange a meeting.

Wishing you all the very best,


Heather Samuel
Careers Manager