F1 exchange between Malta and Severn Foundation Schools
As from July 2013 an exchange programme at FY1 level will be offered to trainees in both schools. A maximum of 5 trainees at FY1 level will be able to spend their F1 year in the other school.
Trainees due to commence their F1 year in July 2013 with Malta Foundation School will be asked to express their interest in the exchange programme. Only trainees who have EU citizenship or the right to work in the UK without Visa restrictions will be considered for the exchange programme.
If more than 5 trainees express interest, the highest ranked 5 trainees will be considered. A maximum of 5 trainees will be offered the opportunity to spend their F1 year at Severn Foundation School as long as there are 5 UK trainees from Severn foundation school interested in spending their F1 in Malta.
Trainees will need to fund their own travel to and from the UK. Trainees will also be responsible for making the necessary arrangements with regards to GMC registration and police checks. Accommodation arrangements will need to be made by the individual trainee but will be given help from the hosting institution.
The trainees selected to take part in the exchange will take up the programme offered to the UK trainee they are exchanging with. No changes in the programme will be possible. Trainees who are chosen to go to the UK will receive their salary from the UK hosting institution during F1 and will be employed under the conditions specified in the document attached.
Trainees chosen to go to the UK will need to attend for any induction and shadowing organised by the host institution (a minimum of 1 week paid induction). The UK FY1 starts at the beginning of August and finishes at the end of July 2014. The trainees will need to return to Malta to commence their F2 once the period of exchange has expired.
Should the trainee on the exchange fail to satisfy the requirements for successful completion of F1 in the UK, he/she will need to return to Malta to repeat F1 in Malta.
The UK hospitals involved in the exchange are Great Western Hospitals NHS foundation trust and North Bristol NHS Trust.
Further details about the exchange programme can be found here. Information about Great Western Hospital NHS Trust can be found here. The conditions of employment for trainees going to the UK can be found here.
Below, you can download some other useful documents from North Bristol (reproduced with kind permission):
2017 update: The exchange from the Malta Foundation Programme side is only available to EU nationals who are Maltese speaking and who are not required to satisfy the language clause during their probationary year.