Foundation Education

Doctors gaining exposure to critical care during their foundation training could help to inform their future career paths. With this in mind, the FICM have created a document to support Foundation doctors working in or gaining exposure to critical care. 

In addition, it can provide information for making a business case or application for new posts to managers, Heads of School or Directors of Medical Education.The educational opportunities offered in acute care, the supervision provided and the chance to work closely with consultants make the posts popular and valued by Foundation doctors. This is a unique opportunity to showcase our specialty at a time when trainees are making vital career decisions.

The intention is to illustrate ways in which intensive care units can support and encourage more newly qualified doctors to get exposure to ICM and develop their skills to assist in looking after ward patients.


A framework for foundation doctors to gain exposure to critical care medicine


The FICM now have a Core, Foundation and Medical Student Membership, please click on the link for futher details: 

Foundation Stories


ICM in your foundation year allows for exposure to a wide variety of invaluable skills relying on the ability to adapt and communicate quickly and effectively.

See below for accounts by foundation year doctors and their experiences of ICM.

Read about foundation year doctors and their experiences with ICM.

  • Dr Charles Flanders - Foundation year in a teaching hospital
  • Dr Ally Rocke - Foundation year in a small unit