In the UK, medical school graduates continue to train for two years while working as junior doctors in the NHS. This two-year foundation period forms a bridge for newly qualified doctors between medical school and specialist training. Trainees gain experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and GP surgeries.
Foundation training is coordinated in North and East Yorkshire by the North Yorkshire East Coast Foundation School, one of three sub-deaneries within the broader Yorkshire and the Humber Postgraduate Deanery. HYMS has close links with the deanery, as the majority of our graduating students choose to stay in the Yorkshire region to continue their training.