Internal Application for Oxford Foundation School Academic F2 Programme Commencing August 2024 (AF2 Stand-alone posts)

Internal process open to current Oxford Foundation School F1s Only

The University of Oxford & the Oxford Foundation School (HETV) – 12-month Academic Foundation Year 2 Programme (2024-2025)

We are seeking to appoint three suitable candidates to these innovative one-year integrated Academic Foundation Programmes. The posts will be based in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. These posts are exclusively available to trainees currently undertaking their F1 Foundation training within the Oxford Foundation School. They are aimed at trainees who would like the opportunity to work in an academic environment or who are already keen to pursue an academic career path. These rotations will deliver opportunities to acquire the core competencies of Foundation training enhanced by a 4-month academic block. The clinical specialties vary each year subject to the availability of posts. Each rotation will always include a 4-month academic block. 

Examples of previous rotations include:


 August – DecemberDecember – AprilApril – July
Rotation 1     Academic ResearchO&G Paediatrics ICM
Rotation 2Academic ResearchPaediatrics ICMMaxillofacial Surgery
Rotation 3Paediatrics ICMAcademic ResearchT&O


 August – DecemberDecember – AprilApril – July
Rotation 1    Academic ResearchIntensive Care MedicineHaematology
Rotation 2Intensive Care MedicineAcademic ResearchENT
Rotation 3Maxillofacial Surgery Academic ResearchEmergency Medicine

 Application Process

Interested candidates should complete and submit the application form (see link below). Shortlisting will be carried out by senior clinical and academic staff.

Candidates should ensure that they follow the instructions carefully especially when answering the questions.

Applications are open now and will close at midday Monday 18th March 2024 at 12pm.

Read carefully the person specification and complete the below application form:

12 month F2 Academic Application Form 2024

12 month F2 Academic Person Specification 2024

Completed application forms should be submitted, using F2 AFP Application 2024 as the subject line to: 

Please be advised you will need an NHS email address to access the forms on our SharePoint site. Contact your Trust if you have not yet received a Trust NHS email address.

Applications received after 12pm will NOT be accepted.


All applications will be shortlisted by senior clinical and academic staff.

Members of the Shortlisting Panel will not have access to the personal details or programme preference sections of your application form.


All applicants will be contacted by email to confirm the application outcomes.

Interviews will be held online on Friday 3rd May 2024.  Please ensure that you are available to attend on this day. NO alternative interview dates are available. All interviews will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. Interview details will be sent by email to those shortlisted for interview. 

Application Outcomes

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application. Once the process is completed applicants will be contacted by email with one of three outcomes:

  • An offer of a programme
  • Notification that they are on the reserve list
  • Notification that they have not been successful

Applicants will not be advised of their position on the reserve list. We are unable to provide any detailed feedback to individual applicants.

Matching to Programmes

Successful applicants will be matched to a specific programme based on their interview score and preferences. ie applicants with the highest interview scores will be matched to their preferences first.