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Foundation | Comprehensive training for new doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Endorsed By
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Foundation training for doctors

This world-class e-learning resource helps newly qualified doctors to develop the skills, understanding and attitudes to become proficient and caring medical practitioners. It is relevant to clinicians across the world.

Enhancing professional and clinical skills

The programme covers the core clinical and professional skills and behaviours needed by doctors, from trust through to communication, leadership, ethics, safety and quality improvement. The content includes many interactive features, such as video clips, animations and questions, which help to put theoretical knowledge into a practical context.

Using scenario-based exercises, you can test your clinical skills in diagnosing and managing a patient case by reviewing clinical data and a medical history in a virtual consulting room.

Written by doctors for doctors

Written by clinical experts in the UK, the Foundation programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Foundation Programme Office and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare. It is mapped to UK Foundation training but the themes are relevant to healthcare professionals globally.

Easy online access

You can access this e-learning online so you can study at home, in work or even on the move.


With expertly developed content that covers all core clinical topics, the Foundation e-Learning Programme is an invaluable resource for doctors embarking on their medical careers.

Professor Stuart Carney, Deputy National Director, UK Foundation Programme

Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Voice Over
Modules / Topics

Section 1 Professional behaviour and trust

Professional Capability:

  • Acts professionally
  • Delivers patient-centred care and maintains trust
  • Behaves in accordance with ethical and legal requirements
  • Keeps practice up to date through learning and teaching

Section 2 Communication, team-working and leadership

Professional Capability:

  • Communicates clearly in a variety of settings
  • Works effectively as a team member

Section 3 Clinical care

Professional Capability:

  • Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient
  • Recognises, assesses and manages patients with long-term conditions
  • Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan
  • Requests relevant investigations and acts upon results
  • Prescribes safely
  • Is trained and manages cardiac and respiratory arrest
  • Demonstrates understanding of the principles of health promotion and illness prevention
  • Manages palliative and end of life care

Section 4 Safety and quality

Professional Capability:

  • Recognises and works within limits of personal competence
  • Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice
  • Contributes to quality improvement

Learn essential clinical care and professional skills

Highly engaging content, with videos, animations and exercises


Relevant to doctors across the world

Foundation | Comprehensive training for new doctors
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
Education Provider
Access Duration (in months)