Internship and UKFPO
The United Kingdom Foundation Program Office runs a two-year structured, supervised program called the foundation training, which is a workplace-based learning for UK medical school graduates that exists to prepare junior doctors for specialty training by providing them with the medical knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the GMC’s The New Doctor and the Foundation Program Curriculum. In broad terms, this is the UK version of internship for EEA nationals and UK graduates. The very first question: Do I

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Ak
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Ak

What’s the right to work and how can I get it in order to apply for FP ?

Mohit
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Mohit

So a person who did his internship of 12 months, he should be applying for core traning?

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Arjun

Is there a time of the year during which we can apply for f2 LAT POST ? And in case we get it will it be for a complete one year or will it be just as long as the vacancy is available?

A.Sh
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A.Sh

Hey, hope you’re doing great.
I am currently doing my residency in internal medicine. My internship in my college is 10 months duration. 2 months for surgery and 2.5 for internal medicine. Do I have to go through the foundation training? I’m PGY-2, so these 2 years won’t count and I would have to go through foundation training?
Your assistance is much appreciated.
Sincerely,

Nina
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Nina

Ielts is stressing me out and has expired all my energy, i wasted three years to get a7,5 but never succeed. Would the OET tset be acceptable for the foundation programme ?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Please what about an IMG who had ten months of internship but passed PLAB1 and PLAB2, does he still needs to go through the foundation programme?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Thanks form your response. I really appreciate it.
In that case, does he/she begins from FY1 or FY2?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Thank you for your response. In that case, does the IMG enter FY1 or FY2?

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Elif

I have completed my 12 months internship form my home country, sequence is 4 months paediatric medicine 2 months general medicine
3 months general surgery including 1 month in accident and emergency, 1 and a half month plastic surgery and 1 and a half mnth cardiac surgery . Is this an acceptable pattern for GMC registration ? i will be greatful if you clear my confusion

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

The rotations meet the criteria for GMC.

Shahad
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Shahad

Can you make a post about how to get a FY2 stand a lone and foundation competency ?

Dr Imdad
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Dr Imdad

Is a internship duration from 25th June 2016 to 24th June 2017 (1day less than a year) is acceptable by the GMC??
Thanks!

Akhmed
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Akhmed

Why is it so hard to get into UKFPO for non-EEA IMG? What does it depend on? I just don’t want to waste the whole year because of this)

ayarafuma
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ayarafuma

hi thanks for all the knowledge you guys sharing. i am a general practitioner for two years in my non english asian country. does that help me to skip UKPFO? even if my school’s internship is only ten months long?

Anks
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Anks

does clinical work during pre-graduation from an MD program in USA works as internship.

Tony
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Tony

Hi Docs,

Given the different systems across languages, policies and culture, I am concerned if the form will be questioned by GMC. Since I am still residing in my medical school, I like to work with my school to complete the GEN 2 form.

any tips on completing the GEN 2 consultant form to make sure it is ok by GMC?

I note you have detailed proforma/templates for UK visa applications, any available templates for the GEN 2?

With thanks, T

Mo
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Mo

Hi,

Heads up to all non-EEA IMG applying for UKFPO:

The success rate for IMG granted a place as of the last 4 years is 0%. Basically any IMG applying through elibility office will have to provide their right to work by March, otherwise their application will be withdrawn.

I just confirmed this with UKFPO staff through email. For reference: http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/stats-and-facts

If someone knows any lucky non-EEA IMG who happened to be placed for foundation programme, please direct us to them (via blogs etc)

Ghulam abbas qazi
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Ghulam abbas qazi

I have completed my house job of 12 months total which was 6 month in peds medicine and 6 month in dermatology. No experience in surgery.it is not accordance to GMC criteria now what should i do?should i do h job again in surgery?

Ramanpreet
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Ramanpreet

I really appreciate your detailed website, almost all the question i had have been cleared, except for one. I have graduated in mar2015 and then completed my internship dec2016. I have 2 gap in my intership of 3.5 months and 5 months, but i have completed 12months. Will this be an issue for GMC registration?

Ugo
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Ugo

I wish to know what category I fall into and what job I am eligible for. I completed a 1year internship in my country which includes 3months each in surgery, medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. I have full registration with license to practice in Nigeria. do I still have to go through the foundation year 2 program in the UK?

s.j
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s.j

hi, its always great to read your web,God bless u ppl for showing us tha path
i want to ask what is non-UK medical school IMGs, only these hav to fill in the eligibility form?
ielts criteria of scoring 7.5 individually is for every IMG or for eligibility form fillers?
FY2 is also by UKFPO & is similarly much difficult as mentioned above wid 0% granted spots?

Rdoc
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Rdoc

Hi, it’s nice of you guys helping other doctors here. Well, here goes my questions as well: I have completed acceptable form of internship, but have 1 year gap after that. I intend to go through plab route for SHO position. Will that be a problem for securing a SHO spot? Can I get a letter from the institution for english proficiency if I want to work as SHO? Can you give me a typical example of working hours for a SHO vs. registrar/ST3 doc (I understand it’s generally more than the intended time on contract) Would you provide any… Read more »

Louloi
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Louloi

Good morning
If you have completed house-job/internship, thus obtained FULL GMC registration after passing PLABs, getting an F1 job is unnecessary.

If you haven’t completed an internship/house job, it is highly recommended you get it from anywhere else than UK (if you don’t have right to work in the UK otherwise, e.g. spouse visa of a settled/ UK citizen) and then apply for GMC registration.

If you have right to work in the UK, and you had no internship done. Then you can opt for provisional GMC reg after PLABs and get into UKFPO foundation training.

Ibrahim Ivan
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Yes.

Loulou
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Loulou

For IMG what does it mean right to practice in UK ?
thANKS

Ibrahim Ivan
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You mean “right to work”. Right to practice sounds more like license to practice, which is given by GMC with your full registration.
Right to work is having the residency status in the UK & having no restriction to work in the UK. Like being on a spouse visa etc. You can read more here, Right to Work

Loulou
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Loulou

I want to know if this internship is acceptable for FULL GMC REGISTRATION :
1. I have completed an internship undertaken immediately immediately following my graduation in GCC country Qatar
2. My internship was of 12 months continuous medical practice in an approved training post in a public hospital ( 3 months Medicine, 3 months Surgery, 2 months OBS/GYNE and 2 months Pediatrics and 2 months electives).

but I wasn’t registered with any medical regulatory board during my internship
Do this pattern OK for full registration ?

From which training level should I apply to enter a training program
Thank you

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

1. Okay.
2. Good.

You said it’s an approved training post. Approved by who?
All the medical training that happens in a country is likely to be regulated by some authority. You need to prove to GMC that your house job was accepted and approved by that authority.

If you have completed internship, you should start as a non-trainee doctor to gain UK experience and later on start from the beginning of any specialty. Further knowledge here, specialty training (or residency) in the UK.

loulou
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loulou

My internship in Qatar is in Governmental University Hospital under Supreme Council Health SCH.
Can I ask one of our Consultant ( Worked in UK and have a GMC registration ) to sign for me the Alternative Certificate of Completion of internship to be able to get a FULL registration with GMC and get into a training post.
The fact that I do not have a License from the body I worked in SCH will not affect my registration?
Thank you

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

GMC doesn’t take your foundation competencies into account. They do account whether you were into an approved training post and they have their own specific forms to fill up by your supervising consultants when GMC assess your Full GMC registration application.

Nothing can be totally assumed by a third party until and unless you APPLY for GMC registration.

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[…] In that case, as long as your internship fulfills GMC’s criteria of acceptable pattern, you should go ahead with your application. In the process, GMC might want your internship supervising consultants to fill GEN2 Consultant Report Form to make sure they can accept your internship. Further details here: Internship and UKFPO.  […]

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Abhishek Reddy
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Abhishek Reddy

Hello. I have completed 1 year of internship from India recognised by the State Medical Council.
My internship included 2 months general medicine, 1 month paediatrics, 15 days Psychiatry, 15 days Emergency Medicine, 2 months Community Medicine, & in surgery: 2 months general surgery, 1 month orthopaedics & 2 months OBG.
Do I have to take the foundation course? If not then what are the steps I have to follow further?

sumeet
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hi every one my internship pattern is (3 month general medicine) (09 month neonatal medicine) and (06 month general surgery) is this pattern is fine?

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