The City of
Birmingham has a diverse and active cultural base ranging from socially
deprived, multi-ethnic inner city wards to wealthy suburbs. The city centre is
dynamic with a huge range of bars, restaurants and cultural centres, and
excellent links to the whole of the UK and Europe.
There are five teaching hubs in two major acute Trusts:
In addition, the School offers placements in Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Public Health at Warwick University and Sandwell Local Authority, Psychiatry at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust and GP placements throughout the City and Solihull.
Most placements involve trainees in teaching medical students from the University of Birmingham Medical School.
The School has a well organised but demanding Foundation Programme that was one of the first established in the UK. A tight QA policy ensures training is to a high standard, with regular revision of teaching programmes and educational supervision practices.
In addition, all trainees are encouraged to participate in a Windmills career planning course, and ‘Taster’ weeks are available for F1 and F2 trainees.
Foundation Teaching is organised centrally at each Hub on a weekly basis. Additional departmental teaching is also made available, which Foundation trainees are expected to attend. Teaching methods range from traditional lectures to interactive small group sessions, in which trainees are again expected to play a full part.
- Foundation Year One Posts: TBC
- Foundation Year Two Posts: TBC
Linked application at programme level
Not applicable at allocation to programme stage.
Support for study abroad
West Midlands Central Foundation School does not support or accredit doctors who wish to undertake their F2 year outside the UK.
Foundation School contacts
Head of School: Dr Julian Chilvers
Foundation Programme Co-ordinator: Lyn Brogan
Postgraduate Dean: Dr Russell Smith
Education Quality and Performance Manager: Jason Mistry
|Birmingham Children's Hospital ||Dr Esaivani Archary ||Ruth Witcombe |
|Dr Rafeeq Muhammed (Deputy Postgraduate Tutor) ||Christine Haskins |
|Mrs Jay Kumar (Education Quality Lead) || |
|Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust ||Dr Jayne Greening ||Sara Prosser |
|Heart of England ||Dr Ngozi Dufty ||Debbie Lewis |
|Good Hope |
|Heart of England ||Dr Phil Bright (Director of Medical Education) ||Terrie Davies |
|Heartlands/Solihull ||Dr Ola Erinfolami (Programme Director) ||Angela Hopkins |
| ||Dr Deepak Parasuraman (Programme Director) ||Kim Vale |
| ||Dr Amit Chaudhuri(Programme Director) ||Jayn |e Woodbine
| ||Dr Nagui El-Shimy (Programme Director) ||Ros Birkinshaw |
|Sandwell & West Birmingham ||Dr David Gull (Foundation Lead) ||Karen Parry |
|City Hospital/Sandwell Hospital ||Dr Moe Oo (Foundation Lead) ||Nikki Smith |
| || ||Louise Tomkins |
| || || |
|University Hospitals Birmingham ||DrMujahid Saeed ||Denise Burton |
|Queen Elizabeth ||Dr John Ayuk ||Katie Bray |
| || ||Surjit Mattu |
Page updated: 18th October 2018