• Call for Applications for Foundation Programme starting July 2019

    The Call for applications for the Position of House Officer (Foundation Doctor) in the Ministry for Health of the Government of Malta starting July 2019 is now published and may be veiwed ...

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  • Timeline 2019

    The Timeline for the Malta Foundation Programme July 2019 recruitment intake has been issued and may be viewed here.


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  • 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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The Programmes

The placements within the Malta Foundation Programme are 3 month posts. In F1, all trainees are expected to rotate through at least 3 months each of Medicine and Surgery. Throughout the 2 year period, they are then expected to do at least 6 months of Medicine (3 months of which may be in a related specialty) and at least another 6 months of Surgery (3 months of which may be in a related specialty). Related specialties which count for Medicine are Cardiology, Haematology, Oncology, Neurology and Geriatrics. Related specialties which count for Surgery, are Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In F2, trainees will usually do at least a 3 month placement in A & E, and then other specialties.

Examples of programmes which are typically offered for FY1 and FY2 can be seen here.

A swap shop is organised each May/June so that individual trainees may organise swaps with other trainees. A swap policy regulates this and can be found here.

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