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Academic Foundation Programme

The Academic Foundation Programme is a two-year training programme that forms a bridge between medical school and specialist or general practice training. This programme is for trainees who are particularly interested in exploring a career as a clinical academic. Trainees complete all the competencies of a normal foundation trainee, as well as a four-month rotation in a specialist area where the focus is on research.

There are 19 places available on the programme each year in any of the following specialty-based academic programmes: Paediatrics, Diabetes, Hepatology, Cardiovascular, Haematology, Neurosciences, Imaging, Obstetrics, Rheumatology, Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Medical Education, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology, Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry or Neurology.

If you are a King’s College London medical student thinking about applying to become an Academic Foundation Programme trainee, take a look at the resources available on our Learning Hub.