Foundation Doctor's Guide to Oxford
Oxford Foundation School stretches from Reading in the south, towards Oxford in the north and Milton Keynes in the west. There’s a mix of local district hospitals, including the Royal Berkshire in Reading (the largest district hospital in the UK) and teaching hospitals, such as the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (a leading centre in medical research).
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 209
2020 F1 Applicants: 277 (24 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 1.33
2019 Competition Ratio: 0.59
From early 2021, Messly’s updated Training Navigator will be released which will show in-depth reviews & GMC ratings on each Foundation Training rotation in each deanery.
- Churchill Hospital
- Frimley Park Hospital
- Horton General Hospital
- John Radcliffe Hospital
- Milton Keynes Hospital
- Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
- Royal Berkshire Hospital
- Stoke Mandeville Hospital
- Warneford Hospital
- Wexham Park Hospital
- Wycombe Hospital
A Doctor’s View
"I picked the deanery as it’s a good location in the country with a high satisfaction rate. Oxfordshire also has great training opportunities.
All areas of Oxfordshire are lovely places to live in and I’ve heard from colleagues that the level of training is good in all of the regions.
There are good social activities available especially being in the south, and it’s easy to go to major cities nearby e.g. Cambridge, London. There is plenty of transport available at reasonable prices.
At Milton Keynes hospital, there is a lot of support from the seniors and fellow FY1s, especially on medicine. They are very willing to listen to your feedback."
Lorna Luo, Foundation Year 1 Doctors, Milton Keynes Hospital
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