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 three 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 expected to participate in a Windmills career planning course, and ‘Taster’ weeks are available from F1 placement B to F2 placement B.
Foundation Teaching is organised centrally at each Hub on a weekly basis, with one hour for F1s and a half-day for F2s. 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: 180
- Foundation Year Two Posts: 180
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 Andrew Whallett
Foundation Manager: Nelda Cameron
Postgraduate Dean: Dr Russel Smith
Education Quality and Performance Manager: Semone Lamba
|Trust / Site
|Birmingham Children's Hospital|
Dr Esaivani Archary
Dr Rafeeq Muhammed (Deputy Postgraduate Tutor)
Mrs Jay Kumar (Education Quality Lead)
|Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust||Dr Jayne Greening|
|Heart of England|
|Dr Sharon Jones|
|Heart of England
Dr Phil Bright (Director of Medical Education)
Dr Ola Erinfolami (Programme Director)
Teun Wilmink (Programme Director)
Dr Amit Chaudhuri(Programme Director)
Dr Nagui El-Shimy (Programme Director)
Dr Binoy Skaria (Programme Director)
|Sandwell & West Birmingham
City Hospital/Sandwell Hospital
Dr Julian Chilvers
Dr David Gull (Foundation Lead)
Dr Moe Oo (Foundation Lead)
|University Hospitals Birmingham
|Dr Shyam Madathil
Dr John Ayuk
Page updated: 26 January 2017