F2 Application Process 2017 (only applicable to Aug 2016 cohort)

Please note that this process is not applicable to Academic and Military Foundation trainees.  

All rotation information is subject to change prior to commencement of the post; changes will be posted on the HEE WM website.

All current F1 doctors in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to apply for an F2 post in the West Midlands, provided they satisfactorily complete the F1 year and register with the GMC.

The process for allocation into F2 is made independently of F1 and is based on a trainee's progress in their F1 year.

The F2 application process (F2AP) in the West Midlands starts in February each year and  involves scoring prospective F2 candidates (currently in F1 posts in the West Midlands) based on their e-portfolio outcome standards and a global assessment from their F1 trainers/educational supervisors.

Trainees may be allocated to any part of the West Midlands for their F2 year, depending on their preferences and F2AP score.  A list of rotations for 2016 will be available here in February.

There is only one Unit of Application (UoA) for F2 posts in 2017.

There are three phases of allocation to F2 posts:

Phase1
Includes existing F1 trainees in West Midlands on a two-year programme. Trust appointed F1 trainees who commenced in August (with the right to work in the UK) and approved special circumstances applicants will be included in this phase. 

Phase 2
Approved Inter-Foundation School Transfers from other Foundation Schools and Trust appointed F1 trainees (with the right to work in the UK) who commenced after the August start date allocated to any unfilled posts.  We will try to allocate Inter-Foundation School transfers to their preferred geographical location depending on the availability of suitable programmes. Phase 2 allocation commences immediately after all Phase 1 trainees have been allocated programmes.  

Phase 3
Local trust/deanery advert for any F2 programmes still unfilled.

Individual Placement Descriptions

Trust are currently updating these and once completed they will be added to our website as and when received. It is important to note that these descriptions are typical examples of placements and may be subject to change.

2017 Timeline

By 5 Jan 2017

Ensure you are eligible to apply for special circumstances.  Contact the foundation team to discuss if these are applicable to you.

30 Jan 2017

Deadline for confirmation of agreed/ and receipt of new requests for special circumstances for F2

16 Feb 2017

F2 programmes.  List of F2 programmes available to view on our website:  http://www.westmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/FoundationProgramme.aspx

27  Feb 2017

(17.00 hrs.)

Deadline for e-Portfolio entries.  All information must be updated to your e-Portfolio.  Any data entered after this date and time will not be included in scoring.  No late submission of information will be accepted.

28 Feb  – 14 Mar 2017

Local portfolio scoring process

8 Mar 2017

Personal login details.  You must ensure you have received your password and pin number, prior to the opening of the application process (*Phase 1 applicants).  If you do not receive your password and pin number on 8 March 2017 contact your Postgraduate Centre in the first instance or email foundation@wm.hee.nhs.uk

14 Mar 2017 - 

7 Apr 2017

Complete the online application. You are strongly advised to complete and submit your application as early as possible.

30 Mar 2017

Closing date for receipt appeals against F2AP score

7 Apr 2017 (12:00 noon)

Deadline for submission of application. The application window will close at 12 noon.  Under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.   Trainees who fail to submit their application by the deadline will be allocated to remaining vacancies after Phase 1 of the application process

13 Apr 2017

Allocation to F2.  You are notified of your rotation by email

Early May 2017

Phase two application opens for any remaining unfilled programmes


Page Updated: 15 February 2017