News in brief: March 2015
The UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) has received 399 more applications than the number of places available for the 2015 foundation programme.
On 5 March all fully eligible applicants will be ranked in score order and the top 7109 will be allocated to foundation schools. The remaining applicants will be placed on the reserve list. The UKFPO said that the dates of the reserve list batch allocations will be published on its website.
The UKFPO said that the number of applicants on the reserve list was expected to fall slightly between now and the date of the primary list allocations in March as a result of candidates failing finals or withdrawing from the process.
It was announced in January last year that the 2014 foundation programme was oversubscribed by 293 applications.1 In June of that year the UKFPO announced that all doctors on the reserve list had been placed.2 3