About the school

Wessex Foundation School draws on the diverse opportunities available within this broad healthcare community to deliver many varied and innovative options for the foundation programme. These include training opportunities in all mainstream medical and surgical specialties plus some not so commonly seen in the foundation programme.

For example, there are options in Foundation Year 1 (F1) in some hospitals to undertake Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, or in Foundation Year 2 (F2) General Practice posts you can also gain experience in other areas including Public Health and Medical Education.

For those considering an academic route there is a wide range of programmes available including Child Health and Clinical Science & Biomedical Engineering. 

The Foundation School is well supported by a dedicated team that gives foundation trainees access to many avenues of support including professional careers advice and the Wessex Professional Support and Wellbeing Unit (PSW).

All this makes the Wessex Foundation School an excellent location to take the step from medical student to doctor.

Wessex Foundation School is aligned with the University of Southampton Medical School.

The Heads of Wessex Foundation School are Dr Mike Masding and Dr Stephen Taylor.