Academic Foundation doctors - FAQs
Eligibility and application process
- What are the eligibility criteria for the Oxford AFP? Please look at last year’s application pack, particularly the person specification, to get an idea.
- When and where are Academic Foundation posts advertised? Posts are advertised in the summer on the Oxford Deanery website.
- What happens if I apply to the AFP but my application is unsuccessful? You will automatically be included in the Foundation Programme application process.
The AFP research project
Can I set up my own AFP research project, or must I apply to existing projects?
At Oxford you can set up your own project in whatever area interests you – provided you find someone to supervise you.
Most of our AFP doctors organise their own research projects: they talk to a range of potential supervisors and work out what they want to do. Sometimes this might even be more than one project.
We do have some existing projects and can help out – if things fall through, or don’t work out.