Academic Foundation Posts in GP
The department supervises F2 academic foundation posts (AFP) on a rotating, four month basis. The attachment includes an academic project (research, medical education, academic writing etc) undertaken within 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 F2 lead in the department Dr Max Cooper 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. Prior to this, AFPs should peruse the profiles of staff members within the department to identify potential supervisors.
AFP doctors are encouraged to engage in the wider activities of the department, in particular undergraduate general practice teaching. 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 Mondays at 13.30 which AFP doctors should attend. Please note that the placement does not include formal clinical general practice.