Foundation Doctor's Guide to Peninsula
Peninsula Foundation School covers Devon and Cornwall, with hospitals based in Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstaple and Truro.
The teaching hospitals in Peninsula include the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital (with the attached specialist Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic centre), Derriford hospital (the regional centre for cardio-thoracic, renal medicine and plastic surgery) and the Royal Cornwall Hospital (regional specialist unit for paediatrics and maternity).
All the programmes are 2-year linked, so every applicant will know where they will be for the entire duration. In more than half of the programmes you are based in the same hospital for both years, which makes it easy to choose a home base.
It’s feasible to commute between Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth (by car), but for placements in Truro and Barnstaple, you’d need to base yourself closer to these hospitals.
Peninsula is ideal for those who love the outdoors and particularly the sea – all the hospitals are near the coast, and Truro and Barnstaple are near great surfing beaches.
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 187
2020 F1 Applicants: 126 (6 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.67
2019 Competition Ratio: 1.56
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- Derriford Hospital
- North Devon District Hospital
- Royal Cornwall Hospital
- Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
- Torbay Hospital
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