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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 workstreams 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 programme and service needs and requirements are interfaced as smoothly as possible
  • 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 ensure that there are appropriate quality control processes within the programme
  • To ensure the appeals process conforms to nationally agreed standards including training of panel members


Committee Membership


Foundation School Director  Prof Kevin Cassar / Dr Tonio Piscopo


Foundation School Coordinator  Ms Priscilla Caruana

Foundation School:

Foundation School Director  Prof Kevin Cassar / Dr Tonio Piscopo

Foundation School Manager  Ms Ursula Gialanze Reitano

Foundation School Deputy Director  Prof Alex Gatt / Dr John Paul Tabone

Mater Dei Hospital:

MDH Clinical Director Mr Walter Busuttil

Chairperson Department of Medicine  Prof Stephen Fava

Chairperson Department of Surgery  Mr Gordon Caruana Dingli

Medical staffing representative  Ms Loraine Doublet Barry

FP Doctors:

Year 1 representative  Dr Desiree Vella Brincat / Dr Christian Debono Sant Cassia

Year 2 representative  Dr Paul Cassar

Medical School Deanery representative

Lay person

  • The Committee will meet at least twice every year
  • Working parties will meet as required.
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