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Welcome to the Scottish Foundation School

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

The Scottish Foundation School covers all four Regions of Scotland - North, East, South East and West - with Foundation programmes designed to cover different specialties, populations, geographical diversity, teaching hospitals and remote and rural practice.

There are 849 funded training opportunities in F1 and 849 funded training opportunities in F2 delivered by the four regions through 54 two-year foundation programmes. For details of programmes visit the Scottish Medical Training Website.

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 Implementation Group. They work closely with the Associate Postgraduate Deans and Programme Directors responsible for Foundation Training in each region 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 Outcomes for Provisionally Registered Doctors (GMC July 15). 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 (August 2016).

The UKFPO's guide for Foundation Training in the UK (2019) can be found here.

The UKFPO's Foundation Operational Guide (2019) can be found here.

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