• 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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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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