Youssef, S, Zaidi, S, Shrestha, S, Varghese, C and Rajagopalan, S (2020) First impressions of the foundation interim year 1 postings: positives, pitfalls, and perils. Medical Education Online, 25. ISSN 1087-2981

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ABSTRACT COVID-19 has placed an increased burden on the NHS. Changes were made to expand patient capacity including hospital restructuring, cancellation of most elective surgeries and early graduation of final year medical students. 1 The UK foundation programme (UKFP) curated a new training position for graduates as foundation interim year 1 (FiY1) doctors, where they voluntarily work in paid positions prior to entering formal foundation year 1 (FY1) roles. 2 Expediting the process of fulfilling these positions, the General Medical Council facilitated early provisional registration of doctors. We discuss the positives, pitfalls, and perils of the new roles and the first impressions of three newly qualified FiY1 s in medical, obstetrics and gynaecology and surgical posts, a surgical FY1 doctor and a clinical supervisor in surgery.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, FiY1, foundation training, junior doctor, redeployment
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2020 08:27
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 15:06

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