This page is for Specialised Foundation Doctors who complete a placement in research, leadership or education as part of their MFT Foundation programme.
Welcome to MFT! Your Associate Foundation Programme Director for Specialised Foundation training is Dr Easwari Kothandaraman, a Consultant Paediatrician working at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
As an SFP trainee, you may have questions about aspects of your programme such as regional teaching days, locum shifts, expenses and more. Please review the following documents below which address common questions. If you have further questions please get in touch with Dr Kothandaraman directly t0 discuss.
SFP Training at MFT - Introduction
Academic Block - FAQs
SFP Regional Teaching Programme
Buddy scheme for SFP Foundation Doctors
SFP Regional teaching timetables for FY1 and FY2 2023-24
Choosing your project: click on the links below for a database of projects and contacts in research, education and leadership.
Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT)
Your SFP programme has the potential to be the first step in a rewarding career as an NHS clinical academic. This document contains details of workshops, CPD opportunities and key contacts to help you plan an academic career beyond Foundation.
Funding for PGCE modules
SFP doctors pursuing a Leadership or Education theme may be entitled to funding support for additional PGCE modules. Please read the adjacent document for details.