Applying to STFS

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Why should you consider coming to the South Thames Foundation School?

We are a very large Foundation School with about 850 2 year programmes, including 52 academic programmes based at our teaching hospitals at Brighton, St George’s, Guy's and St Thomas's and King's College and Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Our training is based in 18 trusts over 25 sites in South London and in Kent, Surrey and Sussex; from Frimley in the west, to East Kent in the east and Brighton on the south coast. Please see a map showing all STFS trusts here.

Our programmes have been fully revised for 2017 entry. Following the national Broadening the Foundation Programme initiative all now contain a 4 month community placement, and 45% one in psychiatry. There is a wide range, from those with one year in a teaching hospital and one in a district general hospital to others providing more geographical continuity.


  • Allocation to both F1 and F2 programmes is provisional until the specific information is confirmed to you by the trust, as it may be necessary for programmes to be amended after the allocation process. If this is the case applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
  • 2016 entry: we have provided a link to the 2016-17 F2 programmes for information only as an indication of the availability of posts at each trust. F2 programmes may change for 2017-18 and will not be confirmed until 2017. Further information about the F2 2017 allocation process can be found here.
  • 2017 entry: applicants are allocated to 2 year programmes and so the F2 allocation process will no longer apply.
  • Foundation doctors can generally only complete one community placement during their 2 year foundation training. This is to allow for all foundation doctors to have at least 4 months experience in a community setting from 2017 entry. Some programmes include both general practice and hospital psychiatry.

Overall we feel that our training provides a real breadth of experience and we hope that you will explore more by looking at our website and at our prospectus.


Dr Jan Welch, Director STFS


Click below to go to the relevant sections of the website: 

2017 STFS Prospectus 

Trusts Affiliated to STFS

2017 STFS Programme Fair 

Special Circumstances

Less than full time training

F2 Abroad

Foundation School Transfers

Detail Provisional Programme Info for 2017/18