Buddy scheme

This voluntary scheme at MFT provides near-peer support where FY2s buddy new FY1 doctors.  

FY1s benefit from the guidance and experience of their buddies, who themselves gain skills in mentorship and can help the FY1s to make a smooth transition from medical student to doctor.  Read here for the background to the peer mentor scheme which is one of the recommendations of the Postgraduate Medical Foundation Programme Review.

Buddy scheme 2023

A buddy scheme will be running on all three sites from August 2023.  Current F1s will receive an invitation to participate as a buddy (F2).  If you would like more information about the scheme, please contact your FPA in the first instance.


Below are links to a selection of useful documents relaing to the Foundation peer mentor scheme at MFT which you may wish to browse.

Interetsed in becoming a buddy as an FY2?  Free e-earning is available through e-LfH (search "Medical mentoring").

Questions or comments?  Contact Sharon Gibbs or your site mentor scheme lead (below)


ORC: Trainee scheme lead:  TBC; FPA Aishah Parveen; AFPD: Dr Kate Kirkpatrick

WTWA: Trainee scheme lead:  TBC; FPA Helen Chappell; AFPD Dr Kuldip Bakaya

NMGH: Trainee lead: TBC; FPA Kay Byron; AFPD Dr Clare McGettigan