The South Yorkshire Foundation School is one of three foundation schools, along with North Yorkshire and East Coast, and West Yorkshire, that make up the Yorkshire and Humber UoA. The School covers the metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Doncaster, as well as the smaller towns of Worksop, Rotherham, and Barnsley.
Hospital Trusts in South Yorkshire
There are six hospital trusts in South Yorkshire, covering a variety of locations and services. The only affiliated university in the area is the University of Sheffield Medical School.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Northern General Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Jessop Wing, and Weston Park Cancer Hospital;
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, including Sheffield Children’s Hospital;
Sheffield Health and Social Care, including The Longley Centre, and The Michael Carlisle Centre;
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Barnsley Hospital;
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and Montagu Hospital; and
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, including Rotherham Hospital.
In 2018, there were 562 posts across Yorkshire and Humber (North, West and South), with a competition ratio of 0.88.
Successful applicants to the South Yorkshire School will be appointed to two-year programmes, and will not undergo a matching process midway through F1 for their second year.
More information on the various programmes available across the region is available on the School’s website. LTFT is possible in this School, and linked applications are considered when allocating to geographical area, but overseas placements are not offered. The school covers a small geographical area, and candidates hoping to be linked at programme level will still be placed close to one another – even though linked applications at programme level are not supported.
Academic Foundation Programme
There are 21 AFP posts available in South Yorkshire, including 12 medical education posts – all affiliated with the University of Sheffield. More information on the specifics of each AFP post may be found here.