• Recruitment FP 2021-UPDATE 11/10/20

    Details on the expected Situational Clinical Judgement Assessment are now provided. Please visit the Interview page here for further details. 

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    2020-10-11

  • Call for applications issued

    The Call for applications for the position of Foundation Doctor in the Malta Foundation Programme starting July 2021 has been published and the full Call can be found ...

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    2020-09-11

  • Recruitment 2021-UPDATE 09/09/20

    The Call for applications for the position of Foundation Doctor within the Malta Foundation programme which is run by the Foundation School Malta (FSM), starting July 2021, is now expected… ...

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    2020-04-16

  • ATTENTION

    It has been brought to the notice of the Malta Foundation School that malicious third parties have used the good name of the Malta Foundation School to disseminate fraudulent letters offering courses… ...

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    2019-11-11

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, Geriatrics, and Paediatrics.

Related specialties which count for Surgery/Vascular Surgery, are Orthopaedics, Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Paediatric Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

This is better shown in the schematic table below.

Programmes counting for med-surg

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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