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Scottish Foundation School

The Scottish Foundation School covers the whole of Scotland and provides a wide range of programmes.

The Scottish Foundation School encompasses all four Regions, with Foundation programmes designed to cover different specialties, populations, geographical diversity, teaching hospitals and remote and rural practice.

There are 845 funded training opportunities for foundation doctors delivered by the four postgraduate deaneries through 53 two-year foundation programmes. Details of each of these programmes are summarised under the relevant deanery.

The School is managed by a Foundation Programme Board and supported by the Foundation Programme Operational Group, as well as the Foundation Curriculum and Assessment Group. They work closely with the Associate Postgraduate Deans and Programme Directors responsible for Foundation Training in each deanery to manage and assure the quality of training in each programme.

Training standards for Foundation Year 1 are set out in the General Medical Council (GMC) publication The Trainee Doctor. Two year programmes are delivered according to the national operational framework agreed by the Departments of Health and to a curriculum approved by the GMC.


Recruitment to the two year training programmes in the School is undertaken as part of the UK wide recruitment process, details of which can be found here.

Foundation Programme LAT Vacancies in FY2 and Foundation Service Appointments for FY1 - August 2016

Applications to the above have now closed.