Advice on ranking your foundation programme rotations
Which rotations should you prioritise?
On 3 March 2016 most final year medical students will receive an email from the UK Foundation Programme Office informing them of the unit of application (UoA) and foundation school that they have been allocated for their foundation programme.
This is called the primary list, and in previous years 90% of applicants were allocated to one of their top five choices of foundation school. The number of applicants on the primary list is equal to the FY1 rotations (three posts lasting four months each) available in the United Kingdom.
The foundation school that you are allocated is based on your FPAS score, as well as your preference of foundation schools submitted as part of your foundation programme application the previous October. You can find out more about how your FPAS score is calculated by reading the article by Lara Cartwright on applying to the foundation programme.1 From 3 March