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    Hi guys,

    Just needed a little bit of advice, so I missed the deadline for the UKFP (issues with IELTS withholding my certificate), but I can apply and do my FY1 in Malta and then try to do my FY2 back in England...however, I'm not too sure if that will be a good idea? Anyone been in a similar situation? Is it harder to obtain an FY2 if you haven't done your FY1 in the UK?
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    AFAIK you will have to do both FY1 and FY2 in Malta. You'll also have to learn Maltese to speak with patients.
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    You do not need to speak Maltese to work as an F1 in Malta. Lots of UK doctors work there. All medical notes and medical discussions are through english. Even the Maltese medical students study medicine through English.

    You will inevitably meet some patients who don't speak English but for the vast majority this will not be a problem. You can always ask a nurse/another F1 to come and translate for you.

    You could do F1, then reapply for stand alone F2 jobs in the UK next year

    I did an elective there
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    Sounds fun. You could presumably apply for standalone FY2 posts in the UK even if committed to the full foundation programme in Malta. As long as the UK remains in the European Union, there shouldn't be any barriers (regulatory or otherwise) to moving jobs between Malta and the UK. Perhaps aim to be working as a doctor in the UK before Brexit kicks off, though?
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    (Original post by Spicychilli)
    You do not need to speak Maltese to work as an F1 in Malta. Lots of UK doctors work there. All medical notes and medical discussions are through english. Even the Maltese medical students study medicine through English.

    You will inevitably meet some patients who don't speak English but for the vast majority this will not be a problem. You can always ask a nurse/another F1 to come and translate for you.

    You could do F1, then reapply for stand alone F2 jobs in the UK next year

    I did an elective there
    (Original post by MonteCristo)
    Sounds fun. You could presumably apply for standalone FY2 posts in the UK even if committed to the full foundation programme in Malta. As long as the UK remains in the European Union, there shouldn't be any barriers (regulatory or otherwise) to moving jobs between Malta and the UK. Perhaps aim to be working as a doctor in the UK before Brexit kicks off, though?

    With FY2 stand-alone post I'm assuming (so correct me if I'm wrong) you’ll only get whatever rotations are left over? For example, if I wanted to do neurosurgery in FY2 the chances of that being there as a stand-alone would be lower than If I just applied the year after for FY1+FY2 (as FY1 and FY2 spots are now linked)?

    Oh and thanks for replying guys
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    (Original post by mani92)
    With FY2 stand-alone post I'm assuming (so correct me if I'm wrong) you’ll only get whatever rotations are left over? For example, if I wanted to do neurosurgery in FY2 the chances of that being there as a stand-alone would be lower than If I just applied the year after for FY1+FY2 (as FY1 and FY2 spots are now linked)?

    Oh and thanks for replying guys
    I think this is probably true and that most standalone FY2 posts are advertised by trusts (e.g. in TheBMJ) based on what is needed given that most rotations are filled by doctors in coupled FY1/FY2 programmes. It is worth asking the FPAS team directly about this, though.
 
 
 
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