Foundation Doctor's Guide to West Yorkshire
Updated for 2022 Applicants
The West Yorkshire region of Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School is made up of hospitals in and around Leeds, Bradford & Huddersfield, with Leeds being the largest city. St James’s University Hospital in Leeds is the largest of the hospitals in the region, a teaching hospital with a Cystic Fibrosis unit and a liver transplant unit. Other tertiary hospitals in the region are Leeds General Infirmary & Bradford Royal Infirmary. Leeds itself is served by four universities and is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the area, leading to a melting pot of cultures with a great going-out scene.
Yorkshire & Humber, one of the larger Foundation Schools, has 3 regions, North Yorkshire & East Coast, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Once accepted into the Yorkshire & Humber Foundation School, you have to then rank your regions in order of preference. Then you’re allocated your region (e.g. West Yorkshire) for the 2 years for which you have to decide on your rotations.
Foundation School Statistics
2021 F1 Places: 550
2021 F1 Applicants: 431
2021 Competition Ratio: 0.78
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.87
Below is an interactive bar chart displaying the competition ratios, lowest entry scores, and the number of posts over the past 5 years.
Please note that the 2021 data for lowest entry score is not yet available, we will update this graph when it is.
How Does Yorkshire & Humber Compare To Other Foundation Schools?
Check out our article "What are the most competitive foundations schools?" for a full breakdown.
Hospitals, Overall Satisfaction, And CQC Ratings
In the graph below you'll find a list of hospitals attached the the Yorkshire & Humber foundation school. Each hospital is scored out of 100 in overall satisfaction for the GMC Survey 2019 data. The colour corresponds to the CQC rating of that hospital
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