SFP Programme

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

UPDATED Introduction.docx

Academic Block - FAQs

UPDATED; FAQs about the academic block.docx

SFP Regional Teaching Programme


Buddy scheme for SFP Foundation Doctors

UPDATED Info For SFP about ACF buddy scheme.docx

SFP Regional teaching timetables for FY1 and FY2 2023-24

SFP Year 1 Regional Teaching Time table '23- 24.docx
SFP Year 2 Regional Teaching Time Table '23- 24 (2).docx

SFP Regional teaching timetables for FY1 and FY2 2024-25

SFP Teaching 2024 - 2025 F1
SFP Teaching 2024 - 2025 F2

Choosing your project: click on the links below for a database of projects and contacts in research, education and leadership.

...Whichever avenue you pursue, keep in mind these key recommendations for your project.

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.

Info for SFP about ICAT.docx

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.

MFT funding policy for SFP doctors wishing to undertake a PGCE.docx

SOP for Enhancing SFP Teaching

SOP for Enhancing SFP teaching