Exploring the views of Foundation 2 Doctors and their Educational Supervisors during a Foundation Programme Pilot in Mersey Deanery

M. O'Brien, J. Brown, I. Ryland, N J Shaw, T. Chapman, R. Gillies, D. Graham

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Abstract

Aim To explore the views of second‐year Foundation Programme doctors (F2s) and their educational supervisors taking part in a deanery‐wide pilot Foundation Programme, in order to gain an understanding of their perceptions of the available learning experiences, support and supervision. Methods 20 semi‐structured interviews were undertaken with randomly selected F2 doctors and educational supervisors participating in the deanery‐wide pilot Foundation Programme. Results F2 trainees received appropriate and sufficient support and supervision from a variety of sources during their placements; however, it was believed that additional training of educational supervisors was required. Trainees reported some problems with the perception of the role of an F2; further understanding of the purpose and role of the F2 programme is required at trust level. The portfolio was viewed positively as a record and a learning tool, but was thought to be too bureaucratic. Trainees believed that it was more beneficial to their careers to take part in a foundation programme as opposed to a traditional senior house officer post, but both trainees and educational supervisors expressed some concerns about the generic nature of some skills F2s were expected to acquire. Conclusions This evaluation has highlighted successful aspects of the Foundation Programme, particularly with regard to the level of support and range of experiences provided for trainees. Issues of concern to both trainees and educational supervisors have been identified, which require additional understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 14 Sep 200618 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period14/09/0618/09/06

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    O'Brien, M., Brown, J., Ryland, I., Shaw, N. J., Chapman, T., Gillies, R., & Graham, D. (2006). Exploring the views of Foundation 2 Doctors and their Educational Supervisors during a Foundation Programme Pilot in Mersey Deanery. Poster session presented at Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference, Genoa, Italy.