Two Year Recruitment Process

Recruitment to the two year Foundation Programme for August 2023 opens on the 7th September 2022. For all national information (including eligibility) and guidelines on the recruitment process to two year Foundation programmes, please go to the UKFPO website.
Local information on recruitment for August 2023 can be accessed below and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. (Please also see left hand menu).


Foundation School match 9th March 2023
References collected March - April 2023
Programme match 13th April 2023
Reserve list batch allocations From April 2023
Pre-employment checks From April 2023
Shadowing commences 25th July 2023
F1 Post starts 2nd August 2023

Educational Performance Framework

For FP 2023 applications onwards, Educational Achievements score will be removed. The application score will consist of two component parts of equal weighting (maximum of 100 points): Educational Performance Measure (EPM) (maximum of 50 points) and the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) (maximum of 50 points). The EPM decile score range will now be 41-50.
The EPM is a measure of clinical and non-clinical skills, knowledge, and performance up to the point of application to the Foundation Programme. All applicants to the Foundation Programme, including the Specialised Foundation Programme and Foundation Priority Programmes will be awarded an EPM score.
The EPM is worth a maximum of 50 points and for FP2023 is now comprised of just the decile score. The SJT score will then be added to this, to give the total score which will be used for allocation to a foundation programme.

Further information can be found on the UKFPO website

The following information has been designed to provide applicants with some useful general information on how foundation training is organised in the Peninsula Foundation School:

General information on how Foundation training is organised within Peninsula Foundation School 

In addition, we hope that the following Q and As will assist applicants:

Will Peninsula Foundation School be holding an open day?

Yes - The Peninsula Foundation School will host a Welcome Event on Wednesday 15th March 2023.  Previous attendees have found attending our Welcome Event really useful.  To view their feedback and find out more about this open day please read our Welcome Event Evaluation Report on last year's event.

For those allocated to the Peninsula Foundation School please check your emails from 9th March 2023 for further information.

What are the competition ratios for Peninsula Foundation School?

A table showing the number of applicants and vacancies for each UK Foundation School for the last few years is included in the Applicant's Handbook available on the UKFPO website. Please note that these ratios are not an indication of how popular each School will be in future years as competition will vary depending on which schools applicants decide to rank each year.

How many local graduates will be applying for Foundation from Peninsula Medical School this year?
We expect approximately 200 local graduates to apply for Foundation this year and we expect approximately 35 - 65% to wish to remain local (NB no preference for local graduates applies).

Will Peninsula be holding interviews as part of the matching process?
Peninsula Foundation School will not be interviewing as part of the national matching process (this includes anyone matched to the School from the Reserve List). However, following matching to programme, individual Trusts may wish to interview as part of pre-employment checks.

How will applicants be matched to a programme?
We will be matching applicants via the online application system. in phase 1 (matching to School) and phase 2 (matching to Trust/programme). In phase 2 we ask you to rank all programmes in the Peninsula in order of preference and will match you to a programme based on your overall application score. You will need to do this by logging back into your Oriel account.

As a Peninsula trainee you will be matched to a two year fixed foundation programme and will know the trust and programme for F1 and F2, at the point of recruitment.

What is the timeline for phase 2 of the recruitment process for general foundation programmes?
All applicants matched to the Peninsula will be asked to rank all foundation programmes available on Oriel by 30th March 2023. Any applicants that do not select their preferences by this deadline will be randomly allocated to the remaining posts once all other applicants are matched.

How will any reserve list applicants be matched to a programme?
Reserve list applicants will be given a choice of available posts (if a choice exists) and matched according to preference. Where a conflict exists, the Oriel score will be used and in the event of a tie, applicants will be matched randomly.

Will Peninsula be honouring linked applications in phase 2 (matching to programme/Trust)?
The Peninsula Foundation School will honour linked applications past phase 1 of the recruitment process i.e. following matching to Foundation School, links will be maintained for matching to individual Trust/post. Further information will be sent to relevant trainees in due course.

Does Peninsula support trainees who want to complete F2 abroad?
No, the Peninsula does not offer this option.

Appointment to a post is dependant upon the applicant successfully completing medical school (passing finals) and is subject to pre-employment checks.

In accordance with Good Medical Practice, we ask you to act professionally throughout the recruitment process. To access the Peninsula Foundation School Code of Conduct please click on the link below:

Peninsula Foundation School Code of Conduct

The Foundation Team at the Peninsula Foundation School are here to support you. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Suzanne Maddock , Foundation School Manager on 01752 590626.