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1 Academic Foundation Programme Applications Eoin Dinneen & Henri Creasy

2 Overview Why academic medicine? Opportunities and preparation for academia The application process: – Forms and interviews – Personal experiences

3 Why academic medicine? Its Different Opportunities Ongoing Contact with University F2 competencies Extra Choice ; location Avoid MTAS

4 Undergraduate Stuff  Research projects and experience of academia: ◦ BSc ◦ SSCs and audits ◦ Work experience placements  Presentations and publications  Prizes and distinctions  Extracurricular activities

5 Making the most of yourself! Have confidence in your abilities Preparation CV Contacts – DO NOT be afraid to ask!

6 How to apply Separate process from MTAS Register 3 Units of Application with the UKFPO – May – July in 4 th year – Independent deaneries and deadlines Application forms Interviews

7 Application forms – content Qualifications – Degrees/other qualifications eg PhD, BSc/BA, MSc – Prizes (local/national), honours, distinctions or merits – Publications, Presentations, Posters – SSCs or elective proposals – Quartile/ranking Motivation and skills relevant to AFP 150-300 words – Career aspirations – Overcoming challenges/setbacks – Prioritisation, professional behaviour, team-working – Teaching/education – Non-academic/extracurricular achievement

8 Application forms – tactics Ranking jobs – Maximise your chances but stick to what you want! – Location versus rotation Filling in the form – Seek advice about answers – Takes time – Spelling and grammar! – Relevance and honesty – answer the QUESTION! Two referees – One academic, one clinical – Ask early

9 Interviews  Reason for application  Important academic achievements  Curveball Questions  Academic interests and research  Motivation and career aspirations  Clinical situations – ◦ Problem solving approach ◦ Focus on patient management and team working

10 Job offers Accept, Decline or Hold – Can only hold ONE at a time Clearing Job offers in September, before MTAS

11 Summary Prepare early Make the most of yourself – CV – Opportunities – Contacts Be aware of deadlines GOOD LUCK!

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