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Specialised Foundation Programme

Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) for Foundation Doctors.

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UCL hosts the Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) from the North Central and East London Foundation School (formerly North Central Thames Foundation School).  The North Central and East London Foundation School is a Foundation School linked to UCL Medical School and Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL).

These posts provide Foundation doctors with the opportunity to develop research, teaching and leadership / management skills in addition to the current basic clinical competencies outlined in the Foundation curriculum.  They are intended to be beneficial to both trainees who plan to go into academic medicine (the majority of SFP trainees) as well as those who choose a different medical career.

The Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) is a 2 year programme with one Academic placement in the second year of training (FY2).

For detailed information about the offered programme and application process, please see Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) and Rough Guide to the SFP

For help and advice, please contact:  

For further details about the UCL SFP programme and bursaries available to UCL trainees, please see the links below.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Muzyka