Posted October 9th 2019 (8 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 09/10/2019

Invitation to Trial the New SJT

Dear all F1’s,

The UKFP are seeking 1000 F1s to participate a trial of the new Situational Judgement Test (SJT), of which we need 75 volunteers from Severn Foundation School.

This is an opportunity for those interested in Medical Education and Leadership to input into the development of a national assessment for entry to foundation training. By taking part in the trial SJT, you will be showing you have an interest in the future of healthcare in the UK, and those who follow in your footsteps.

• You can register between 27th September – 20th October
• You will be able to book your test from 11th -29th November
• The trial tests will take place between the 20th and 31st January (excluding 29th).

Instead of just another test sitting in the medical school exam hall, future doctors will be taking a computer-based Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in a Pearson VUE test centre, or in the comfort of their home with an online proctor. To make the digitisation of the SJT a reality, we need F1 doctors to assess if the test works and truly reflects the attitudes and behaviours, we look for in our future foundation doctors.


Please follow this link to register: 


National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day

The National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day will be taking place on Friday 10th January 2020.

You are invited to submit abstracts relating to research, clinical case reports, education, sustainability or quality improvement work undertaken during your Foundation Programme training.


The abstract should not be more than 200 words in length (excluding references)
Please use the following headings:

  • Background (context setting)
  • Methods
  • Results

Key messages

Any references quoted in the abstract should be listed at the end, using the Vancouver reference style.

Abstract submissions will be presented as oral or poster presentations. Applications describing work in progress are eligible.

Deadline for abstracts is 12:00 Midnight Thursday 31st October 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Multiple applications will be accepted up to a maximum of three abstracts per presenting author.

Presentation Type

  • Oral Presentations: Oral presentations will be 10 minutes exactly, 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions. Please note that a maximum of 20 abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations, but all submissions will be considered for posters.
  • Poster Presentations: You will be given 3 minutes to talk through your poster to the judges.
  • Posters should be printed as A2 size only, if you bring a poster bigger than the required size you may not be able to present on the day.
  • All abstracts submitted will be considered for both oral and poster presentations.

Successful applicants will be invited to register from Wednesday 13th November.

Click here to open the abstract submission form

Good luck!

Psychiatry - A Career Without Limits

HEE East Midlands School of Psychiatry are hosting a FREE Careers Fair on Friday 8th November 2019 at 9am at Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Loughborough LE12 8TX

This is a whole day event open to Medical Students and FT‘s and CT2 and CT3‘s that will include:

Seminars on:

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Child and Adolescent Mental health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Old Age Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Talks on:

  • Applying for CT1/HST
  • Research Opportunities
  • Training within the East Midlands
  • Opportunities to meet Consultants and Trainees from each sub-specialty.
  • A chance to meet with representatives from each Trust in the region.

This is a chance to discover the diverse nature of this exciting specialty and understand the unique relationship between mental and physical health.

Come and find out everything you ever wanted to know about Psychiatry and have not been able to ask!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

To register for a FREE place contact