Foundation Doctor's Guide to Northern
Northern Foundation School stretches from West to East coast, covering Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham counties.
It contains some of the northern powerhouse specialist hospitals including the Great North Children’s Hospital (with a paediatric bone-marrow transplant centre) and James Cook University Hospital (a major trauma & research centre). For those with a love for the outdoors, the Lake District, with the most stunning and interesting walks, hikes & climbs in the UK overlooking the national park, is within commutable distance.
It goes without saying that Newcastle, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough are young and fun cities with a great social scene, often with joint hospital events. Carlisle, Penrith & West Cumberland hospitals are great fun too, with more intimate atmospheres.
Commuting between Newcastle & Sunderland is easy-peasy, but transport networks become slightly hairy further west towards the Lake District. But who cares? It’s the Lake District, there shouldn’t be cars there anyway!
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 351
2020 F1 Applicants: 355 (21 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 1.01
2019 Competition Ratio: 1.05
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- Bishop Auckland Hospital
- Cumberland Infirmary
- Darlington Memorial Hospital
- Freeman Hospital
- Friarage Hospital Site
- Hexham General Hospital
- North Tyneside General Hospital
- Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead)
- South Tyneside District Hospital
- Sunderland Royal Hospital
- The James Cook University Hospital
- The Royal Victoria Infirmary
- University Hospital of North Durham
- University Hospital of North Tees
- Wansbeck Hospital
- West Cumberland Hospital
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