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Foundation School Management Committee

Terms of Reference and Members

The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the implementation, delivery and quality control of foundation programme training within the Malta Foundation School.  A series of working groups may be formed, under the auspices of the Committee, to take forward strands of work as deemed necessary.

Key Objectives

To develop and support the organisational framework within which two-year Foundation Programmes and where appropriate F1 or F2 appointments are delivered:

  • To ensure that systems are in place to train and develop the skills of the Foundation School faculty including Foundation Training Programme Directors, Educational Supervisors and Clinical Supervisors
  • To develop and manage the recruitment process to foundation training in accordance with recommended recruitment processes
  • To ensure that fair systems are in place for the allocation of entrants to the School's Foundation Training Programmes
  • To ensure that a core programme of education is delivered
  • To ensure that the School provides appropriate career guidance.
  • To ensure that systems are in place for the collection, entry and analysis of assessment data to support applications for full registration with the Medical Council Malta (MCM)
  • To ensure that systems are in place to identify and help trainees who are failing to progress satisfactorily
  • To ensure robust mechanisms for the payment of all Foundation Doctors and Foundation School Faculty members

To quality control the Foundation Programme and coordinate MCM and GMC quality assurance arrangements:

  • To ensure that there are appropriate quality control processes within the programme.

To develop and manage an appeals system on issues such as recruitment and assessment:

  • To ensure the appeals process conforms to nationally agreed standards including training of panel members.

Committee Membership

Chair:

Foundation School Director  Prof Kevin Cassar / Dr Tonio Piscopo

Secretary:

Foundation School Coordinator  Ms Priscilla Caruana

Foundation School:

Foundation School Director  Prof Kevin Cassar / Dr Tonio Piscopo

Foundation School Manager  Ms Caroline Galea

Associate FP Director responsible for Career Guidance  Dr Pierre Ellul

Associate FP Director responsible for Clinical skills  Dr Josef Micallef

Associate FP Director responsible for Trainee Support Team  Dr Etienne Muscat

Mater Dei Hospital:

Clinical Director of Medicine  Prof Stephen Fava

Clinical Director of Surgery  Mr Joseph Debono

Medical staffing representative  Ms Emeline Fenech

FP Doctors:

Year 1 representative  Dr Sarah Catania/Dr Kristie Tonna/Dr Anna Wiltshire

Year 2 representative  Dr Tara Giacchino

Medical School:

Representative of the Dean Faculty of Surgery and Medicine  Prof Josanne Vassallo

Medical student representative  Ms Sahra Haji

Lay person:   Ms Rose Curmi

  • The Committee will meet every three months (January, April, July & October)
  • Working parties will meet as required.
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