The Foundation programme was introduced in 2005 as a stepping stone from medical school to speciality/GP training and consists of a coupled two-year programme. Each foundation year (FY1 and FY2) is divided into three placements and provides trainees with a safe environment to build on medical school learning, while developing the additional skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin speciality training.
At Darent Valley Hospital we are committed to helping Foundation doctors develop all their skills in the delivery of high quality evidence based medical care as well as helping young doctors to develop their communication skills through providing a nurturing work environment and a well-managed teaching and education programme. The Training Programme Directors for both the Foundation Year 1 and Year 2 doctors provide excellent support to trainees along with the help and support of the Clinical Education Department. Our trainees are enthusiastically engaged with this programme viewing it as an excellent way to make the right career choice for the future.
We are committed to the principles of the South Thames Foundation School. The STFS website can be found at the following link www.stfs.org.uk/