The Foundation Programme includes formal weekly teaching sessions, monthly afternoon workshops, directed and self-directed personal learning, structured appraisal and assessments.
Foundation Year 1
Our Foundation Doctors will benefit from rotations in the following specialities: Posts in Surgery, Elderly Medicine, Psychiatry, Diabetes, Urology, Respiratory, Gastro, Cardiology, Palliative Medicine, Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Acute Medicine, ENT and ITU.
Foundation Priority Programmes
ESHT have enhanced some of our current FY1 rotations to make them FFP posts by adding elements of radiology, pathology, emergency medicine ultrasound. These will allow our Foundation Trainees to gain valuable experiences of these specialties.
Foundation Leadership Management Level 3 – Apprenticeship Programme
FY1s will have the opportunity to apply for the programme. There are 15 places available at ESHT. This course is fully funded and is provided by an external provider and is fully funded. Successful completion of the course would offer the opportunity to become an Associate Member of the internationally recognised institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The course focuses on practical leadership in a clinical environment. Principle topics are :
- Self-awareness and Building Team Relationships
- Leadership styles
- Motivating and Leading a Team
- Human Factors
For further information regarding the Foundation Year 1 Programme please contact the FY1 Programme Administrator.
Foundation Year 2
Posts in General Practice, Elderly Medicine, Respiratory, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Emergency Department, ENT, Paediatrics, Diabetes, Ophthalmology, Public Health, Psychiatry ,Palliative Care and Urology.
Foundation Year 2 Additional Opportunity 2022/2023
FY2 doctors will be given the opportunity to take part in the KSS Leadership Academy Programmes and ESHT Leading Excellence and Leading Service Programmes.
For further information regarding the Foundation Year 2 Programme please contact the FY2 Programme Administrator.
FY1 and FY2 teaching is held weekly on both sites – usually for one hour but with extended workshops sometimes held monthly.
In addition, weekly Grand Rounds are held at Conquest and Eastbourne DGH as well as regular specialty specific teaching. ESHT runs a Leadership Programme (LEAP), which all junior doctors are invited to attend. Both sites have excellent medical student programmes and Foundation Trainees are encouraged to take part in supporting and teaching the medical students.
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Can I complete elearning modules?
There are two main sites that the FY1s and FY2s in training use for elearning – these are:
You should be able to register on both of these to complete modules.