• Call for Applications for Foundation Programme starting July 2019

    The Call for applications for the Position of House Officer (Foundation Doctor) in the Ministry for Health of the Government of Malta starting July 2019 is now published and may be veiwed ...

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  • Timeline 2019

    The Timeline for the Malta Foundation Programme July 2019 recruitment intake has been issued and may be viewed here.


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  • Renewal of affiliation

    On 20th March 2018, Professor Russel Smith Post-graduate Dean and Co-Chair, Health Education England, in a letter to Malta Foundation School Directors Professor Kevin Cassar and Dr Tonio Piscopo, communicated… ...

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  • Timeline 2018

    The expected Timeline for entry into the Foundation Programme 2018 has been issued and can be found here.


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Foundation School Board

Terms of Reference and Members

Purpose of Board

The Board exists to oversee and set the overall strategy for the Malta Foundation School in line with national standards set by the Medical Council Malta (MCM).

Key Objectives

  • To advise on the strategic direction for the Malta Foundation School.
  • To ensure that the Malta Foundation School has appropriate processes and protocols in place in order to deliver foundation training, which meet the required standards of training, education, appraisal and assessment.
  • To facilitate the implementation of the Foundation Programme Malta
  • To determine the resources required for the implementation of the Foundation programme and co-ordinate their most effective ultilisation
  • To ensure that the proposals for training integrate well with the requirements of the health service
  • To ensure the effective integration of the foundation and the specialist training programmes by facilitating the partnership between the University, the Malta Foundation School and the Post-graduate Specialty Training Programmes.


Chairperson:  Dr Ray Galea (Head Postgraduate Medical Training Programme)

Secretary:  Ms Marlene Gauci (Co-ordinator Post-graduate Training Centre) 

Foundation School Directors:   Prof Kevin Cassar  Dr Tonio Piscopo

Foundation Year 2 doctor representative: Dr David Cassar

Foundation Year 1 doctor representatives: Dr Paul Cassar

Specialist Accreditation Committee representative: Prof Stephen Fava

Representative of Minister/Parliamentary Secretary: Ms Marthese Johnson

Elected representative of 5th year Medical Students:  Vacant 

Dean of Medical School: Prof Godfrey Laferla

Lay person: Ms Mary Scicluna

In attendance: Foundation School Manager: Ms Caroline Galea

Meetings & Procedures

  • Two meetings will be held a year (January and June)
  • Members unable to attend should nominate a suitable representative.
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