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Fellowship doctor

NHS Medical & Dental: Foundation & Core Doctor

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Medical Advance Recruitment
NHS Medical & Dental: Foundation & Core Doctor
Fixed Term - 24 Months
Full Time 40 hours per week
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University Hospital Southampton
dependent on experience
10/03/2019 23:59

Begin your career at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, one of the leading centres of clinical excellence in the south of England. Apply for our two year guided fellowship programme, designed to give you the bespoke support you need to become a skilled candidate, ready for entry into UK specialty training programmes.


We’ve created our fellowship programme specifically to hone your clinical skills in a supportive environment and help further acclimatise you to the NHS ways of working. Our programme, tailored to your level of experience, aims to support you in becoming the best doctor you can. Once completed, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to take the next crucial steps of your career.

The programme is comprised of either a training programme at foundation level, designed for you to reach your competencies and move on to core training, or direct entry onto core level. You can do this by either having 4 x 6 month rotations within different specialties or if you need a year or two developing your knowledge within a particular specialty we can accommodate your requirements. The level at which you enter the programme will be assessed and discussed with you during the recruitment process.


During your fellowship with us, you’ll have a fellowship supervisor for each rotation. Our supervisors are committed to helping you get the best from your clinical experience in order to progress your career. In addition, we can offer:

  • study leave
  • study budget
  • reimbursement of ePortfolio fees
  • regular teaching sessions
  • portfolio development
  • formal appraisals every year in order to obtain GMC revalidation
  • the same learning opportunities as those in a national training post
  • a shadowing programme for doctors new to the NHS to help acclimatise
  • fully supported Tier 2 visa applications to work within the UK
  • a dedicated fellowship team to help support you in your work/life balance

During the programme, you’ll be able to develop your professional skills such as audit, quality improvement, teaching, and leadership. You’ll also have opportunities to undertake certificates and diplomas in clinical research, with the option to complete fellowships based in the region.

Rotations available include:

  • emergency department
  • cancer care placements
  • specialty surgical placements
  • specialty medicine placements
  • general medicine
  • child health


We require you to have GMC registration with a licence to practice and right to work in the UK in place before your start date. You’ll also need to demonstrate:

  • responsible and cooperative working
  • initiative and resilience in the face of challenges
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • drive and commitment to always developing and improving
  • the ability to prioritise clinical need, maximise safety and minimise risk
  • understanding and anticipation of the needs of patients, visitors and staff

If you’re applying from outside the UK you’ll also require:

  • EU citizens require IELTS 7.5 or above,
  • outside of the EU will require IELTS 7.5 & PLAB

If you require Tier 2 sponsorship, please ensure you meet the Home Office application criteria before submitting an application.


Foundation fellowship year 1                   MT01 – £27,146

Foundation fellowship year 2                   MT02 – £31,422

Core fellowship                                       MT03 – £37,191

Progression is subject to completion of competencies and satisfactory outcome at annual assessment.

Start date for these posts is 7 August, 2019

Interview date: 25th, 26th, 27th March 2019

Job Reference: MT0003 - This vacancy closes on or before: 10th March 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Moore

Medical Education Coordinator


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