The Foundation Programme
The Medics' Practical Guide to Thriving and SurvivingBy
- Mark Welfare, MD, FRCP, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle; Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lead for Educational Research, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- Jonathan Carter, MBBS, MRCP, Senior House Office (Medicine), University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
It is a practical, illustrated guide to the Foundation Programme, introduced throughout the UK to regulate and standardise the two-year training of newly qualified doctors. It provides specific information on how to apply for a Foundation post, the curriculum, assessment methods, and maintaining a portfolio, as well as reviewing the pros and cons of the various medical specialities which doctors can pursue after the Foundation years. The authors address issues of concern to all groups involved in the Foundation programme - trainees, trainers and senior doctors - and gives concrete examples of completed documentation and assessment.
Paperback, 304 Pages
Published: October 2007
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Foreword by Phil Hammond
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
Why was the Foundation programme introduced?
An extended metaphor
Unfinished Business the end of an era
The pillars on which the Foundation programme is built
Chapter 2 CHOOSING AND APPLYING FOR A FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
How does electronic application work?
How will I decide where to apply?
Eligibility International Medical Graduates
Filling in the application form
After acceptance to a Foundation School
Chapter 3 PREPARATION FOR THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
The A-Z of starting the Foundation programme: your quick guide
The big day
Chapter 4 SURVIVING YOUR FIRST WEEKS AND MONTHS
Medical subculture and tribalism is alive and well in the NHS a guide to negotiating the boundaries
Your quick guide to dealing with the departments in the hospital
Putting it into action
Medicine is also about values
Beyond the first month keeping true to yourself and remembering why you started
Chapter 5 TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LEARNING: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Keeping the patient safe whilst you learn
How do you learn?
Planning your learning
Specific learning opportunities
Chapter 6 ASSESSMENT IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
Work-based competency assessment
Why work-based assessment?
The purpose and use of your portfolio in development and assessment
The national portfolio
Suggested schedule for gathering your formal assessments
Examples of other types of evidence that you can gather in specific competency domains
Giving and receiving feedback
How will all this evidence be assessed and what is the pass mark?
Completing your evidence summary
Outcomes from the assessments
Note about the future
Chapter 7 A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE TRAINING OF DOCTORS
So, why get involved in educating Foundation doctors?
Definition of the terms involved in supporting a trainee
Teaching and learning in the Foundation programme
Giving effective feedback and on-the-job teaching
Your role in the final assessment
Support you need from your Trust
Challenges to the model of educational supervision
Other issues for supporting trainees
Chapter 8 BEYOND THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME. CAREER MANAGEMENT FOR FOUNDATION DOCTORS
Choosing your career in medicine
Career Options how do doctors choose?
Approach to the interview
When you are unsure if medicine is for you
What if you do not get the training post you want?
Chapter 9 WHEN MEDICINE IS DIFFICULT
The lifestyle and professionalism challenge
Risks to your registration or How to live up to Good Medical Practice
Health and stress
Disciplinary procedures for Foundation doctors a quick summary
Chapter 10 MISCELLANY: SPECIALTY GUIDE AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Health and support for doctors ranging from addictions to lifestyle issues
Education and news
Medical blogs and wikis
Programmes for Personal digital assistants (PDAs)
Miscellaneous other sites