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Please note the below information relates to Foundation Programmes for the 2022-23 Academic Year, and will be updated each Autumn.

The mandatory shadowing period for incoming F1s will take place from 28 July to 2 August 2022. Other placement dates are included in the Programmes spreadsheet.

Foundation year 1 (F1) programmes

There are 381 Foundation Programmes available in Wales, detailed in the spreadsheet below. These are made up of 12 Specialised Foundation Programmes, nine Foundation Priority Programmes, 60 LIFT Programmes and 300 standard Foundation Programmes.

Wales offers an unpaired Foundation Programme. This means that, although Foundation Doctors are allocated to a 2 year Foundation Programme, only the F1 posts will be confirmed during the recruitment process. This allows Foundation Doctors to make an informed decision when applying for their F2 posts, which is done in the January prior to starting their F2 year via the F2 Matching Scheme.

Other useful documents:

Foundation year 2 (F2) programmes

You can find details of the Programmes available for 2022-23 below;

Other useful documents;

Further information on placements (listed by Health Board)