Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery


Academic Recruitment

The recruitment process for two year Academic Foundation Programmes commencing August 2014 will open nationally for enrolment on 14 October 2013.

The UKFPO has published national information relating to recruitment to Academic Foundation Programmes (AFPs) commencing in August 2014, including the 2014 Applicant’s Handbook which should answer many of your questions. Please go to the Key Documents and How to Apply sections of the UKFPO website.

North Yorkshire & East Coast, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Foundation Schools is a Single Unit of Application. Applicants can rank as little or as many programmes as they wish either across all 3 schools or in any one particular school. 

Interviews will be held on the dates indicated to the right and you will be interviewed by the Foundation School you rank as your first choice.

Skype / telephone interviews will only be allowed if you are out of the country on an elective attachment at the time of the interviews and you can provide a letter of confirmation from your Medical School.

In total we have 63 Academic Programmes:

Please click on the links to the individual school websites for further details on the programmes.

Candidates MUST read this guidance if they are applying for the academic programme in Yorkshire and the Humber. Publications and Prizes Guidance.

Key AFP Recruitment Dates

  • 27 August 2013 - AFP programme details viewable on FPAS from this date
  • 7-18 October 2013 - Applicants complete national online application form and additional information required for the AFP (this will be specific to the Foundation School(s) you choose to apply to)
  • 22 Jan 2014 - AFP national offers date
  • 24 Jan 2014 (midday) - National deadline for applicants to accept or reject offers
  • 28 Jan - 19 Feb 2014 - National AFP cascade of offers (if required)

Note: All information is subject to change.



Interview Dates

Fricday 29 November

Wednesday 4 December

Thursday 5 December


Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (Sheffield Office)
Ground Floor,
Don Valley House,
Savile Street East,
S4 7UQ

Key Documents

Academic Foundation Person Specification Medical Education

Academic Foundation Person Specification Research

Page Owner: Dr Catherine Dickinson | Page Editor: Sue Reid | Last updated by Sue Reid on 07 January 2014