Academic Foundation Posts in GP
The department supervises F2 academic foundation posts (AFP) on a regular basis. The attachment includes an academic project (research, medical education, academic writing etc) in the department. We encourage AFP doctors to make contact well in advance of the attachment for planning and ensure that time in post is used effectively. AFP doctors should contact the head of department Professor Jackie Cassell to arrange a meeting to discuss options and learning objectives. This will explore academic project areas that would be best match your plans for academic work to the expertise of members of the department.
AFP doctors are encouraged to engage in the wider activities of the department, in particular the promotion and teaching of general practice. Undergraduate teaching in general practice typically takes place on tuesdays, thursdays and fridays during term time. Other medical education activities include curriculum meetings, exam boards and student assessment. There is a weekly primary care and public health seminar on thursdays at 13.30 which AFP doctors should attend. Please note that the placement does not include formal clinical practice.