The F|Docs Programme

This programme is designed for final year medical students making the transition to the foundation programme. The programme will guide them through the entire foundation programme until they can apply to their specialty training programme of choice.

We cover tips for preparing for an on-call shift, practical advice for common scenarios and emergencies you might face, and touch upon recovering at the end of the shift. This course aims to help you feel more prepared and confident for that first on-call as well as supporting you through the whole foundation programme.

This programme will keep being added through the 2+ years to support you through this programme

The Head of Programme

Professor Derek Gallen
Professor Derek Gallen
Head of F|Docs Programme

Over the last decade of my career I introduced and looked after the foundation programme in the UK. We managed to get it embedded in UK medicine and the NHS. However there is still a lot of work left to be done. I realised when I retired that we needed to be more innovative with technology in Medical and Healthcare education and try greater consistency and improve the experience of the Foundation Programme. When the Medics.Academy team invited me to lead the development of the  F|Docs programme, I saw this as an opportunity to work with this innovative, young team to bring apply technology and entrepreneurial ideas to the NHS. The team have worked hard over the last 2 years since we came up with the first concepts. They have developed a programme that genuinely tries to support Foundation Schools and Doctors, applying consistency of teaching and supporting individuals to achieve their goals as early stage professionals. 

The impact of COVID19 did not dent this team, it spurred them on to rethink completely what they were doing and rapidly changed their programme to into something that responded to the needs of students and junior doctors alike. The speed and diligence with which they worked, made me proud to see that the NHS, it’s staff and society generally are in good hands. The programme that Hiba and the F|Docs team are rolling out is something that 3 years ago I wouldn’t have thought possible, but these young professionals are innovating at a pace, and focussing on their colleagues who are students and junior doctors in a way that really is impressive. The feedback and engagement we are seeing is incredible and I am incredibly proud to have led the birth of this initiative and continue to nurture it to have a significant impact on the clinicians concerned and the wider NHS that will benefit. 

F|Docs Lead

Dr Hiba Khan
Dr Hiba Khan
Clinical Product Manager - F|Docs

Hiba is the Clinical Product Manager at Medics.Academy and is also an HLA scholar. Her background is in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as medicine. She is heavily involved in quality improvement, teaching and medtech at Exeter hospital and is also the British Medical Association Representative for the trust. In addition to these roles she is a health advisor to Barnet Refugee Service and was the National Teaching and Curriculum Director for Friends of Irise International. Over the past year Hiba has won four awards for research and performance in her clinical roles and a gold medal in regional weightlifting.

Preparing for F1 Instructor

Dr Camilla Rhead
Dr Camilla Rhead
Author
Camilla is a junior doctor working in London. She is currently taking a year out after her foundation training before commencing core medical training. She has been awarded prizes during her foundation training for teaching, clinical excellence and quality improvement. She plans to pursue a career in gastroenterology and this year will be doing research looking at decompensated liver disease.

Outside of medicine, Camilla is a keen runner, skier, sailer and tag rugby player. She also enjoys travelling and will be spending a lot of this year jetting off around the world.

Preparing for F1 Peer-reviewer

Dr. Stephen Hamshere
Dr. Stephen Hamshere

Dr. Stephen Hamshere is a Registrar in Cardiology at Imperial NHS Trust and an Honorary Research Fellow at Barts Health NHS Trust. 

Preparing for F1 Peer-reviewer

Dr Emma Cox
Dr Emma Cox
Emergency Medicine and Quality Improvement Fellow

Emma Cox is the Quality Improvement and Emergency Medicine Fellow at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Trust and the Chief Product Officer at Medics.Academy. 

Throughout her career she has worked to improve access to education. She has taught abroad, delivered Access talks for Trinity College, and developed and delivered an Access programme for Brampton Manor Academy. She lectures on the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract at the University College London, Bart’s and King’s College London and has published and presented internationally on the topic. Emma has examined for UCL and written questions for the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance. She has also hosted a conference about the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract which was attended by the BMA and NHS Employers.

 She has won numerous awards from Trusts and Health Education England.

Course Curriculum

The Prep for F1 Early Series