Presentation on theme: "Academic Foundation Programme Applications Eoin Dinneen & Henri Creasy."— Presentation transcript:
Academic Foundation Programme Applications Eoin Dinneen & Henri Creasy
Overview Why academic medicine? Opportunities and preparation for academia The application process: – Forms and interviews – Personal experiences
Why academic medicine? Its Different Opportunities Ongoing Contact with University F2 competencies Extra Choice ; location Avoid MTAS
Undergraduate Stuff Research projects and experience of academia: ◦ BSc ◦ SSCs and audits ◦ Work experience placements Presentations and publications Prizes and distinctions Extracurricular activities
Making the most of yourself! Have confidence in your abilities Preparation CV Contacts – DO NOT be afraid to ask!
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 http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/ Application forms Interviews
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
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
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
Job offers Accept, Decline or Hold – Can only hold ONE at a time Clearing Job offers in September, before MTAS
Summary Prepare early Make the most of yourself – CV – Opportunities – Contacts Be aware of deadlines GOOD LUCK!