The West 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 area of the Leeds-Bradford conurbation, including Huddersfield, Wakefield, and Harrogate.
Hospital Trusts in West Yorkshire
There are six hospital trusts in West Yorkshire, covering a variety of locations and services. The only affiliated university in the area is the University of Leeds.
Airedale NHS Trust, including Airedale General Hospital;
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, and St Luke’s Hospital;
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, including Calderdale Royal Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, and St Luke’s Hospital;
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, including Harrogate District Hospital;
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, including St James’s University Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, and Chapel Allerton Hospital; and
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, including Dewsbury and District Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital, and Pontefract General Infirmary.
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 West 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 West Yorkshire, all research-based and all affiliated with the University of Leeds. More information on the specifics of each AFP post may be found here.