Special Circumstances

Pre-Allocation to a Foundation School (F1)

There are a small number of students entering their first year of foundation training who need extra support in ensuring that the geographical location of their training programme is manageable with existing care commitments for their children, or others dependent on them, as well as their own personal support needs. These students may be eligible to apply for pre-allocation to a foundation school on the grounds of their special circumstances.

Application Process

The Special Circumstances application process for pre-allocation to a foundation school is a national process. The national guidance and application form can be downloaded from the UKFPO website. The process is managed locally by medical schools and the foundation school.Medical students are required to submit their special circumstances application form, along with all supporting documentation, to their medical school by the national deadline (please refer to the national applicant handbook and timeline for full details). Applicants should check with their medical school to which address the form and documentation should be sent.

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