Your foundation years (FY1 and FY2) of medical training are your first taste of life in a hospital, clinic or general practice. This time can feel a little daunting, but there’s no need to feel anxious. We’ve put together five top tips to help first- and second-year junior doctors get through their foundation years – with guidance on working locum shifts, too.
Working as a locum in your FY3 year
After foundation training, most junior doctors will have spent five years at university and a further two learning on the job. Your foundation years can be financially challenging and mentally taxing, so it’s not surprising that many junior doctors choose an FY3.
Picking up locum shifts is a popular option for FY3 junior doctors. You can earn money to help support you through the rest of your studies and get experience in different areas before committing to your specialty training. With Global Medics, it’s simple to register and start finding work – from short-term, last-minute shifts for maximum flexibility to three- and six-month contracts that offer more stability.