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Yorkshire and Humber

Specialised Foundation Programmes (SFP) 


The Yorkshire and the Humber Foundation School has 81 SFP posts.

Clinical academic medicine is an exciting, fundamental and indispensable career. Clinical Academics play a significant role in producing and evaluating evidence to design and “translate” novel treatments and best practice into optimal patient care.

The Specialised Foundation Programme is the first component of postgraduate training in clinical academia following medical school training, where doctors with an interest in an academic career can gain exposure to the clinical academic environment and obtain experience in research skills relevant to enhancing patient care.

Specialised Foundation Programmes combine clinical training with training in research methods and includes a four-month academic placement during F2.

The role of clinical academics is to combine research and/or teaching with clinical practice, hence great emphasis is placed upon acquiring strong clinical skills as well as high quality research training during the course of the programme.

The Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School also offer Medical Education SFP opportunities. These placements give trainees experience in generic teaching skills which are fast becoming an essential tool for the modern doctor.

The four month placement offers an opportunity to experience various aspects of Medical Education, working within the Medical School, post-graduate Medical Education department in the NHS Trust. These placements can focus on undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Education, provide developing and validating novel teaching techniques and approaches.


Recruitment and Selection Arrangements for 2024


Programmes available are listed on Oriel and available to view on the YHFS website here:

West Yorkshire:

South Yorkshire:

East Yorkshire:


Application Process

Details relating to the 2025 SFP process will be released by the UKFPO in due course.


Further Information

The UKFPO’s frequently asked questions can be found here: FAQs - UK Foundation Programme

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact us via email at