• Timeline 2018

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


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  • Call for Applications Foundation Programme 2017 (updated 07/10/16)

    The Call for applications for the position of House Officer (Foundation Doctor) in the Ministry for Health has been issued by the Director (Resourcing and Employee relations), Ministry for Health.… ...

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  • Situational Judgement and Clinical Test

    Details on the Situational Judgement and Clinical test are now published. A Pilot test will be held at Mater Dei Hospital on the 7th May 2016. Those applicants to the Malta Foundation Programme 2017… ...

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  • Recruitment 2017

    The Malta Foundation School announces a change in the selection process for recruitment into the Malta Foundation Programme which starts in July 2017.

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Taster Weeks

A 5-day taster can be organised in the specialties below in your FY1 and/or FY2. You may contact the Foundation Programme Office to be able to organise a taster in the specialty of your choice. Please advise us well ahead of your intended taster so that we will be able to organise this for you. You are entitled to 5 days study leave for this taster experience. If you take this opportunity in both your FY1 and FY2, the tasters should be done in different specialties.

You can download the taster timetables below:


Dermatology and Venereology

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Colo-rectal Surgery



Medical Imaging

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control



Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Orthopaedics and Trauma

Otolaryngology, & Head and Neck Surgerylectures F2 prov 7_10



Plastic Surgery

Primary Health Care - Family Medicine


Public Health

Vascular Surgery

Trainees are also allowed to perform a Taster week abroad as long as evidence if acceptance of this Taster Week is provided to the FP Office prior to applying and evidence of having undertaken this Taster Week is provided upon return. Arrangements for the overseas Taster may be done by the trainee or help for assignment may be sought from the FP Office

The Foundation School is continually in the process of setting up taster programmes with the help of the specialty leads. If you would like to perform a taster week in a specialty which does not appear above, please let us know and we will try to organise this.

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