If you are a Peninsula Medical School student who would like to complete F1 outside the UK you will need to get permission from the Medical School and approval from the Deanery that the post itself is suitable. You will need exceptional reasons as to why you cannot complete F1 in the UK. If you have completed F1 within the Peninsula Foundation School and would like to complete F2 outside the UK you will need to get permission from the Postgraduate Dean.
F1 trainees who commenced training in August 2012 were sent an email on 14th September 2012 regarding completing F2 abroad. The timeline for applications is detailed below.
If you wish to submit an application to complete F2 abroad you must:
|Attend an online presentation with the Deanery to discuss the application process||Tuesday 30th October at 12.30pm OR Wednesday 31st October at 5pm|
|Submit an application||Monday 26th November 2012|
|Submit all evidence required||Friday 15th March 2013 (updated 11.3.13)|
Trainees due to commence Foundation in 2013 will be sent an email in September 2013 regarding completing F2 abroad.
Please only apply to work abroad if you are seriously committed to completing F2 overseas. You have to secure the F2 post yourself and you will be asked to provide a significant amount of evidence. The post must be approved by the School to ensure that it provides you with an equivalent experience to F2 in the UK. For further information please access the policy and application form below:
Acquiring Foundation Competencies Outside the UK - Policy (updated September 2010)
Application for approval to undertake an F2 post outside the UK (updated November 2012)
Two trainees who previously completed F2 Abroad have kindly put together some advice and comments which you may find useful:
In addition to the above, an F2 coming to the end of their year overseas has provided some helpful feedback on the experience:
The UKFPO has produced a list of hospitals overseas who have experience of taking F2s. This is for information and guidance only and you do not have to limit yourself to applying for one of the units on the list, although you may find it easier if you do apply to hospitals that already have experience of UK F2s.