• 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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  • Timeline 2016

    Timeline for 2016 Malta Foundation Programme entry has been published. You can view it here.


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Clinical skills and simulation

The Malta Foundation Programme offers clinical skills training in procedures that all foundation doctors are expected to be competent and confident to do. These include:

F1 - venepuncture and IV cannulation, arterial blood gas sampling, blood cultures, urethral catheterisation, nasogastric tube insertion, spirometry, peak flow and ECG training.

F2- skin suturing, pleural fluid and air aspiration, lumbar puncture, central venous pressure line insertion and joint effusion aspiration.

Simulation training sessions with a high fidelity advanced patient simulator (SimMan) are delivered at both F1 and F2 levels in our clinical skills lab. This gives an invaluable opportunity for all trainees to manage acutely ill patients, as well as stress the importance of communication skills and team work in pre-set scenarios.

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Team have undergone training in the UK. The Team is headed by Associate Foundation Programme Director Dr Josef Micallef (above).

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