The Foundation Programme

1st Edition

The Medics' Practical Guide to Thriving and Surviving

Authors:

  • Mark Welfare
  • Jonathan Carter
    • Print ISBN 9780443103346

    Key Features

    • Helps UK and overseas doctors in choosing and applying for their Foundation Programme.

    • Helps trainees and trainers understand the curriculum, the teaching and learning methods, and the use of the portfolio.

    • Explains the various assessment procedures including the ‘RITA’ (Record of In-Training Assessment) and gives examples.

    • Helps trainees manage their learning and pass their assessments.

    • Informs trainers – including consultants ad GPs – about the purpose of the Foundation Programme and how to use the less-familiar assessment tools.

    Table of Contents

    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
    Summary

    Chapter 2 CHOOSING AND APPLYING FOR A FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

    Introduction
    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
    Summary

    Chapter 3 PREPARATION FOR THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

    Introduction
    The A-Z of starting the Foundation programme: your quick guide
    The big day

    Chapter 4 SURVIVING YOUR FIRST WEEKS AND MONTHS

    Introduction
    The Fear
    The job
    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

    Introduction
    Keeping the patient safe whilst you learn
    How do you learn?
    Planning your learning
    Specific learning opportunities
    Summary

    Chapter 6 ASSESSMENT IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

    Introduction
    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
    Scotland
    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?
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    Details

    No. of pages:
    304
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443103346

    About the authors

    Mark Welfare

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle; Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lead for Educational Research, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Jonathan Carter

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior House Office (Medicine), University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees, UK