This discussion is closed.
OverMyDeadBody
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hi guys! I thought it would be nice to start a thread for this year applications for AFP where we can talk about our choices and ask questions and share experiences. I have been looking at the previous application years threads and this worked very well
0
doctork2
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
Hi everyone! Good to see someone has started a thread already. It's nice to be back on TSR after such a long time.
0
OverMyDeadBody
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#3
Yep, I think the last time I was on TSR was before starting med school. Hopefully, it won't be like UCAS all over again!
0
funnyfern
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
hi all, where do we find info about which foundation schools need cvs?
0
pizzalust
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#5
Report 3 years ago
#5
Hey everyone! Haven't been on TSR since UCAS myself!
I am extremely interested in working in Y&H, preferably with an AFP. Since I dont have any particular burning desires for second AUoA, thought I can afford to apply for an ambitious AUoA in case miracle do happen.

So without any additional degrees but a publication and some international & national presentations, I am thinking about applying to Oxford for an AFP - am I completely crazy? Does anyone without any additional degrees at all have even a 1% chance?? I do think I am enthusiastic about academic medicine and did not intercalate purely due to financial reasons.
0
littlesparrow
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 3 years ago
#6
Hey! also haven't been on TSR since applying for med school! Seriously finding it hard to rank places since I havent been to half of them haha
0
OverMyDeadBody
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by atomos)
Hello, also applying this year (to Scotland) for AFP. Questions are a bit trickier than I'd hoped!
Yes! Especially that questions 1 and 4 look fairly similar
0
OverMyDeadBody
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#8
nt,
(Original post by pizzalust)
Hey everyone! Haven't been on TSR since UCAS myself!
I am extremely interested in working in Y&H, preferably with an AFP. Since I dont have any particular burning desires for second AUoA, thought I can afford to apply for an ambitious AUoA in case miracle do happen.

So without any additional degrees but a publication and some international & national presentations, I am thinking about applying to Oxford for an AFP - am I completely crazy? Does anyone without any additional degrees at all have even a 1% chance?? I do think I am enthusiastic about academic medicine and did not intercalate purely due to financial reasons.
I guess it depends on how Oxford allocates the marks. Each unit is different, I heard some places don't take into account EPM scores and some use them as a cut-off. I know people who got into AFP without intercalating due to financial reasons but had a good CV to back up their interest in research
0
miacena
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#9
Report 3 years ago
#9
Hello everyone I am an IMG from Portugal also applying for the Foundation Programme in the UK this year. I have been doing research and teaching back home during medical school and would like to continue doing so during the FP, that's why I am applying for AFP. Does anyone have any feedback regarding AFP programmes in Scotland and Northern? Are they very hard to get into, especially for foreigners? Thanks a lot!!
0
pizzalust
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#10
Report 3 years ago
#10
(Original post by OverMyDeadBody)
nt,

I guess it depends on how Oxford allocates the marks. Each unit is different, I heard some places don't take into account EPM scores and some use them as a cut-off. I know people who got into AFP without intercalating due to financial reasons but had a good CV to back up their interest in research
I'm just gonna give it a shot and see what happens
0
Someone123123
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#11
Report 3 years ago
#11
There doesn't seem to be anywhere on Oriel to attach evidence of presentations/degrees etc for AFP, whereas there was for normal FP. Am I missing something?
1
OverMyDeadBody
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#12
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#12
(Original post by Someone123123)
There doesn't seem to be anywhere on Oriel to attach evidence of presentations/degrees etc for AFP, whereas there was for normal FP. Am I missing something?
you can upload through dashboard but I cannot see the option of attaching the documents to the application (like in FP application). I presume if it is not attached to the application it will not be sent? Unless they check all evidence at the interview stage?
0
Someone123123
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#13
Report 3 years ago
#13
(Original post by OverMyDeadBody)
you can upload through dashboard but I cannot see the option of attaching the documents to the application (like in FP application). I presume if it is not attached to the application it will not be sent? Unless they check all evidence at the interview stage?
Yeah that's what I meant, unless they have access to our dashboard to manually check the evidence? I suppose I'll upload it there anyway just in case
0
Stuffme
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#14
Report 3 years ago
#14
There's some scientific research I presented at Kings College London back in 2010 when I was in 6th form, and won 1st prize for this.

All I have is a Certificate of Achievement for completing the investigation..

Is it pointless putting this in? I have no idea how to obtain evidence for winning the prize if asked since I left 6th form years ago :/
0
Stuffme
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#15
Report 3 years ago
#15
I started 2 academic application but want to cancel one. Does this mean I have to withdraw?
0
viki.B
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#16
Report 3 years ago
#16
Hi Heather. I've also been listed at longlisted for Scotland AFP. Reading threads from previous years, I think it might mean that you have met their basic requirements (made the first cut) and being considered for short-listing... At least I think that's what I'd like to believe
1
viki.B
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#17
Report 3 years ago
#17
So, some deaneries specify a period of time as Shortlisting. For example 17/10-26/10 Shortlisting. Does this mean that people will be notified on a daily basis if they have been shortlisted? Or does it mean that all people will be notified at the same time once the period of shortlisting is over? Thanks
0
RugbyMan7
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#18
Report 3 years ago
#18
Another Scotland longlist.
Unsure about interviews- last year they seem to come out on 27/10; so I'm assuming we'll start hearing from the later half of next week?
Trying to stop myself from treating this like ucas all over again and logging in every few hours lol.
0
viki.B
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#19
Report 3 years ago
#19
(Original post by Heather.Scottish)
I'm kind of thinking the same thing - each AUoA has its own little timeline, Scotlands is here if that helps-

http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/founda...oundation.aspx
That's great! Thank you!
Yorkshire and Humber AFP emailed today - I've got an interview!
Hopefully will hear from Scotland too.
Good luck to everyone.
1
RugbyMan7
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#20
Report 3 years ago
#20
(Original post by viki.B)
That's great! Thank you!
Yorkshire and Humber AFP emailed today - I've got an interview!
Hopefully will hear from Scotland too.
Good luck to everyone.
That's great news! Is it soon?
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you have the space and resources you need to succeed in home learning?

Yes I have everything I need (153)
60.47%
I don't have everything I need (100)
39.53%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise