• 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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Foundation Year 2

Foundation Year 2 will include another 5-day taster in a specialty of your choice. You may contact the Foundation Programme Office to be able to organise this for you. 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. You may see the taster specialty timetables here.

The following Training days will be organised during Foundation Year 2:

ALS training (2 days)

A&E training day (1 day)

General Practice training day (1 day): A draft programme for this day can be seen here.

Clinical Skills and Simulation Training (afternon sessions)

Career day - Windmills (Lead Dr Pierre Ellul) (1 day)

A Generic Teaching Programme will be delivered every Friday from 13.30. This time is protected time, meaning that the trainees are excused from performing clinical work during this time. Emergency work should still continue, and doctors on-call will cover for emergency work. An attendance of at least 70% of these teaching sessions is mandatory.

Each trainee will be assigned an Educational Supervisor for the second year. Regular meetings with the Educational Supervisor will be organized throughout the training.

The trainees are to perform the following minimum number of Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) in Foundation Year 1:

6 Case-based discussions (CbD)

6 Mini Clinical Evaluation Encounters (Mini-CEX)

3 Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) - procedures are not those listed in the logbook

1 Developing the clinical teacher assessment form

As part of their assessment of progression, trainees need to send out two Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) to at least 10 colleagues. This is part of the Team Assessment of Behavoiur (TAB) which provides insightful information for discussion between the trainee and their Educational Supervisor during appraisal meetings. The MSF-TAB typically should be sent out in the first and third quarter of the programme.

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