Within this section you can find information, links and resources relating to the Foundation Programme.
- Getting through the Foundation Programme
- Thinking ahead to your future career
- Resources relating to Foundation Training
Keep abreast of all job application and career structure information as it changes and develops by regularly visiting the MMC website
Getting through the Foundation Programme
Much of the information and resources you should need to get though your Foundation Training can be found at the Foundation Programme website
Alwan F, Francis R, Smith EJ. The Foundation Programme: getting in, getting on and getting out. Oxford: Radcliffe; 2007. A 4 star review for this book can be found under Reviews. BMJ Careers. 2007; 335: 48.
Hood E, Bhangu A. Making the most of your foundation training. BMJ Carees. 2008: 210-1.
Compile and update your portfolio
Dont forget to record any careers management exploration in your portfolio. Most portfolios are now electronic. They allow contemporary and full records of your activities, assessments and reflective practices and are centrally stored and password protected online. You will be given your log-in details when you start the Foundation Programme. Read the following article to help yourself make the most of your eportfolio during your Foundation training: Aujayeb A. The e-portfolio. BMJ Careers. 2008: 19.
Foundation Career Leads
Dr Moe Thaw Oo
Foundation Training Programme Director-Careers Advice, Central Foundation School
Moe is a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. He is the FY2 TPD in the Trust. He keeps a strong portfolio in Education and has a keen interest in career support and advice to FY doctors. He has founded the Career Tutors Group (CTG) with higher specialty trainees from different specialties, aiming for giving hand-on advice and support to FY doctors for pursuing high specialty trainings. Moe is very keen to support FY doctors for career and professional developments.
Dr Tanya Potter
Foundation Training Programme Director-Careers South School, HEE West Midlands
Tanya is a Consultant Rheumatologist at UHCW NHS Trust in Coventry with a particular interest in inflammatory disease in Adolescents and Young Adults.
She has a strong interest in post graduate and undergraduate Medical Education and was the FPD for UHCW for 6 years. She regularly supports, teaches and examines medical students and Junior Drs.
She recently completed the Oxford Brookes University ‘coaching and mentoring course’ and is one of the 2 tutors for Medical Support Workers in the trust who are individuals who have qualified abroad and do not yet have GMC registration.
Dr Rashi Negi
Foundation Training Programme Director-Careers North School, HEE West Midlands
After completing medical training, Rashi started working as a consultant old age psychiatrist in 2010, currently working at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust. In her role of an old age psychiatrist, she works with and support supports families and patients suffering with dementia and associated complex problems. Dr. Rashi Negi has been awarded fellowship of prestigious Royal college of Psychiatrists
Being active in research, she is also specialty lead for Dementia and Neurodegenerative disorders for CRN at NIHR and is an Honorary Senior Clinic Fellow for dementia at Keele University.
She is also has an extensive education and training portfolio as she has been an undergraduate support tutor with Keele medical school for past 11 years and College tutor for south Stafford MPFT for past 2 years. She has been working in her current role with HEE, as a Foundation Training Programme Director for Career, for North Midlands Foundation School since last year.
She has worked in the role of clinical director for 3 years and led initiatives like ‘locality memory clinics’ and been an integral part of projects like ‘frailty hubs’ which is well established in East Staffordshire and has been benefitting the local population.
A keen sportsperson, with a passion for fitness, she has taken part in many fund-raising activities for Alzheimer’s society and Alzheimer Research UK, raising much needed funds for her patients.