STFS aims to provide robust training, allied to constructive and realistic careers support, to enable our doctors to maximise their chances of achieving their career objectives. In 2012 94% of STFS leavers going on to specialty training were doing so in their first choice of specialty. Detailed summaries of F2 destinations since 2008/9 are available to download.
Dr Jan Welch, STFS Director
Former trainee representative Dr. Chris Gough explains how the Trainee Representation system is used to improve the school for all its foundation trainees:
Being a trainee representative
"Trainee representation is one of the best ways to feed back both good and bad points to South Thames Foundation School.
"At a Hospital and Trust level there are representatives in both the F1 and F2 year groups. They can collate feedback from their colleagues at that hospital, to address local issues as well as feed-on any issues that they feel are more widespread, or that they are having problems dealing with at a local level.
"At South Thames Foundation School level representatives, such as myself, will then collate feedback from the various hospital representatives to try and look for, and address, any issues diffused throughout the Foundation School. For example, most recently we have been able to produce some new guidance for entitlement to teaching, so that the teaching throughout the Foundation School is more consistent."
Details of current STFS foundation doctor representatives together with guidance for representatives is available at http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/foundation-doctor-representatives.
Dr Chris Gough
STFS trainee representative 2007-9