Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed its new Foundation Year trainee doctors.
The junior doctors, who have just graduated from medical school, are starting their Foundation Programme at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
The trainee doctors begin their period of mandatory shadowing on July 31, which gives them the opportunity to shadow the current Foundation Year 1 (FY1) doctors who are graduating to Foundation Year 2 (FY2) in August.
Rebecca Greaves, Foundation Programme Administrator for the Trust, said: “It is great to have 35 new FY1 doctors on-site for the 2017 to 2018 year.
“We’re pleased to see them taking every opportunity to learn during their two-week induction programme.
“We are welcoming back trainees from Liverpool University who have studied here as medical students and it is great to have some local doctors from Lytham and other areas of Lancashire who are choosing to study at their own hospital.”
The new doctors will work in different specialty placements and rotate every four months so they can gain experience across the hospital.
The two-year Foundation Programme is designed to provide trainees with practical opportunities to learn, supported by an extensive teaching programme that will prepare them for choosing a career path at the end of the two years.
Upon completing the Foundation Programme, trainees can then focus upon specialty training within a hospital setting, or opt to work in the community as a GP trainee.