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Foundation Programme Recruitment

2017 - 2019 How to Apply | Dates for the Diary | Useful Information

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This year, Oxford have 213 Foundation Year 1 vacancies. 

Successful applicants will be allocated to a two year Foundation Programme within the following acute trusts:


An excel spreadsheet detailing all available programmes is available to download. Many students find it easier to review the programmes in this format, rather than via the Oriel website.  Please note that it is correct that several of the numbered programmes have been omitted.

Please note that if a placement does not have details of the exact location (e.g. hospital name) this is because we have not been informed yet.

All FP2017 programmes are subject to change in relation to placement order, specialty, length, banding, site, and Trust due to the changing needs of the hospitals.

Students will be required to rank their preferred F1 Trusts in the first instance, by midday on Friday 15 March 2017.  Students will then be allocated to a Trust and will be asked to rank all available programmes within that Trust by 30 March 2017.

At the group/Trust ranking stage, the options link only to the F1 Trust, the majority of programmes within the Oxford Foundation School involve trainees rotating to a different Trust for F2.


Trainees within the deanery have to do a mandatory 4 day induction. Some hospitals however do a longer induction. Inductions start at the latest Thursday 27 July 2017. All trainees must be available from Monday 27 July 2017 to ensure they can attend the full induction at their allocated Trust. Training commences Wednesday 2 August 2017. 

The start dates for the induction/shadowing at each Trust are noted below (please remember that attendance is mandatory):

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 1 August

Frimley Health NHS Trust - Monday 24 July to Tuesday 1 August

Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust - Monday 24 July to Tuesday 1 August

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust - Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 1 August

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Thursday 27 July to Tuesday 1 August


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Linking Applications

It is possible to link your application to that of another person in order to be allocated to the same Foundation School. The link is honoured only as far as the Foundation School and does not include a link to the same Trust or programme. This needs to be specified on the UKFPO application.

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Dates for the Diary

  • 9 March 2017: Applicants notified of the Foundation School they have been allocated to.
  • 15 March 2017: Deadline for students allocated to Oxford Foundation School to rank the available groups
  • 17 March 2017: Programme allocation opens
  • 30 March 2017: Deadline for students allocated to Oxford Foundation School to rank the available programmes within their allocated group.
  • 6 April 2017: FP primary list applicants notified of programme matches.
  • 28 July 2017: All incoming F1s to be available to start their induction programmes this week.
  • 2 August 2017: Foundation Programme starts


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