20 / 1 / 2015 Midday
Last year, the United Kingdom Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) confirmed they were oversubscribed for entry to the foundation programme in 2015. The UKFPO have today announced that they are oversubscribed by 399 places.
As in previous years, students failing to produce evidence of their right to work in the UK have been removed from the process, and it is expected the oversubscribed number will fall before placements are decided due to students withdrawing their applications or failing exams.
The top 7,109 applicants will be placed in foundation schools on 5 March, and the remaining 399 applicants will all be placed on the reserve list.
UKFPO National Director, Professor Derek Gallen, said:
“Despite this being the biggest reserve list since the programme was first oversubscribed, I would like to reassure applicants that to date all eligible applicants have been placed in jobs by the start of the programme in August, and I anticipate that this year will be no different.”
The UKFPO will publish information on the reserve list allocations in the coming months, and students on the reserve lists will be supported and kept up to date by their local medical schools.
You can find the full report on the UKFPO’s website. Further information on the foundation programme can be found on our web pages.