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?