• 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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  • 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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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 Sarah Catania

Foundation Year 1 doctor representatives: Dr David 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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