About the F|Docs Scholars Programme

The Scholars Programme is delivered on a yearly basis.

Programme start dates:

  • August 2022 (Apply from April 2022)
  • August 2023 (Apply from April 2023)
  • August 2024 (Apply from April 2024)


The Scholars Programme is for individuals from their final year as medical students through to entry into specialty training. The programme is focussed on supporting doctors who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills, tools and experiences that they need to achieve their goals. The programme is designed to help the individual with bespoke opportunities to succeed in their specific career ambitions. We have designed the programme to support individuals with the type of bespoke personal and career coaching that is rarely seen in a systematic way across the Healthcare. Medics.Academy has also built in programmes and certificates with our partners to ensure that we optimise your application to the specialty training programme of your choice. The Scholar's programme can be started from final year to post-F2, F3 and beyond!

As a scholar you will be able to pick and choose from any or all of our training options to suit your personal career trajectory. You will have access to exam specific preparation (NOT clinical exam courses at this stage), help with your e-portfolio, mentoring, career coaching, specialty application insights and support with tackling key transition points including entering the working work and stepping up into your chosen career path. 

You will also be able to undertake postgraduate modules towards a PG Certificate in Clinical Practice, Management and Education including modules in Healthcare Leadership, Applied Clinical Education, Medical Innovation and Technology and Technology Enhanced Learning. We have University Accreditations with UK Medical Schools and Professional Organisations delivering the highest quality programmes in UK Healthcare. 

Have a look at some of what you could experience:



How do I apply?

Once you register on this page, you will get more information about the programme, you will then fill out your details and be able to apply for the programme. There is a standardised application system that is checked by the Scholar's faculty. Should you then be successful, you will be contacted by email. 

The Scholars Programme is delivered on a yearly basis.

The Host Organisation

Medics Academy

We empower health professionals across the globe through innovative education and continued professional development.We are driving a digital transformation of professional healthcare training and development and aim to make it accessible to those across the globe and most in need. We believe this platform can improve care and save lives.Our team of doctors, engineers, artists and film-makers are creating an engaging platform to deliver the highest quality education available in the industry.

About the Scholar's Programme Faculty

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. 

Johann Malawana

Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy and Medics.Academy

Johann has been in leadership roles for more than 18 years.Johann is currently the Founder and CEO of Medics.Academy, the Founder and Managing Director of The HLA and the former Lead for Education and Training at Healthcare UK at the Department for International Trade.Johann is best known as the former chair of the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association. However, he has held a variety of roles over 18 years.Johann was a former President of Barts and The London Students’ Association, a former University of London Medical Students’ Officer at ULU and the founding Editor of The Medical Student. Following the crisis caused by Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) via Medical Training Application System (MTAS) in March 2007, Johann took over the Education and Training portfolio at the BMA in September 2007. He was responsible for a lot of detailed negotiations around the education and training environment in medicine for the next three years till 2010. He was credited with a lot of initiatives that improved the working and education lives of junior doctors. He was responsible for designing the first Interdeanery Transfer System and negotiated for it to be implemented in every Deanery in the UK.As a result of this, Johann developed a strong representative and leadership reputation and was appointed to the boards of both the General Medical Council and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board. He undertook a lot of work on both boards to ensure the voices of medical students and junior doctors were heard. Johann served as an advisor on several reviews of the medical education environment with a strong belief in the need for strong medical leadership and the power of young doctors and medical students to be a force for good in the NHS. Many of the engagement strategies developed for these reviews were a direct result of the work Johann undertook.Through The Healthcare Leadership Academy, Johann hopes to support healthcare professionals to feel more comfortable in leadership roles, to support them through the diverse and vibrant community that we have built up in their whole careers and to ensure that individuals do not feel isolated in leadership roles.

Dr Hiba Khan

Director of Programmes - Medics Academy

Hiba is the Director of Programmes 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, won the Outstanding Trainee of the Year award in both her F1 & F2 years and was 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.