About the school

The Oxford Foundation School was established in 2005 to deliver high quality integrated two year training programmes to prepare medical graduates to enter specialty training in the NHS.

The Oxford Foundation Programme enables medical graduates to consolidate, develop and demonstrate the Foundation Programme Curriculum outcomes, and marry their aspirations and abilities with service need.

Foundation doctors are matched to a two year programme from their Foundation Programme application. Most year one foundation programmes involve 3 x 4 month placements, and all year two foundation programmes are 3 x 4 months. Many foundation doctors spend part of their training in a community setting including general practice, psychiatry, community paediatrics, palliative care, geriatrics, rheumatology/rehabilitation, public health and genitourinary medicine.

Working in partnership with the University of Oxford and NHS Trusts the Oxford Foundation School also offer 24, two year, integrated academic foundation placements to enable foundation doctors to develop research skills and explore academia as a career.

Please visit The Foundation Programme for all information relating to Foundation Training.

Dr Anne Edwards
Foundation School Director and Associate Dean
Oxford Foundation School