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

School Name Email
South Gill Townsend g.townson@nhs.net
North Rashni Negi rashi.negi@mpft.nhs.uk
Central Moe Oo moethaw.oo@nhs.net
Generic Enquiries careers.midlands@hee.nhs.uk


 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 Gill Townson

Foundation Training Programme Director-Careers South School, HEE West Midlands

Gill is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. She has a strong educational and careers portfolio having been Clinical Careers Officer at Keele Medical School before taking up this HEE post as well as continuing to be a Professional Development tutor. She has embarked on a post graduate qualification in careers advice at Warwick university and has recently completed an 8 week module on coaching skills for educational supervisors at Oxford Brookes University. As well as being a PACES examiner for RCP London and regularly being a Keele OSCE examiner she continues to take an active interest in mentoring FY, IMT and ST doctors in her own trust and department delivering 1:1 advice. She can be contacted via g.townson@nhs.net for any FY & beyond career related matters.