Preparing for F1

This course is designed for newly qualified doctors preparing for life on the wards. 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.

This course approximately takes 1 hour to complete.

Foundation Programme Curriculum

This course covers the following Foundation Programme Curriculum areas:

1. Acts professionally

6. Communicates clearly with patients and team members in a variety of settings

9. Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient

12. Requests relevant investigations and acts upon results

13. Prescribes safely

18. Recognises and works within limits of personal competence

19. Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice

About the instructor

Dr Camilla Rhead
Dr Camilla Rhead
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.

About the 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. 

About the 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.

What's included?

20 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Text