RPS Foundation Prep podcast

What do I need to know for my Foundation year?


Your pharmacy Foundation year is a massive learning curve, so to break down some key topics, we talk to trainee pharmacists and expereinced designated supervisors in our podcasts.

You'll get their insights on coping with the challenges your Foundation year will bring.

Whether you want to know about your first day, how to meet your learning outcomes, prepare for your appraisals or pass your assessments, this is the podcast for you.

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Episode #1: What to expect during your Foundation training year

In our first episode, experienced tutor, Khalid Khan, and recent trainee Krishan Patel tell you what to expect during your training year.

They've got top tips on being successful, but also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Episode #2: Getting to grips with your learning outcomes

In Episode Two we look at the new updated learning outcomes for trainees.

We've got some great tips on gathering, recording and reviewing your evidence, so you can make certain you’re exactly where you want to be!

Episode #3: Preparing for your first progress review

In Episode Three we discuss progress reviews, how best to prepare for them, and how to record and present your evidences.

We'll help you to understand your tutor's expectations of your upcoming week 13 review, so you can make sure everything goes to plan.

Episode #4: Maintaining your wellbeing as a Foundation Trainee Pharmacist

In this episode, Kina Vyas, RPS Foundation Training Lead, discusses handy tips on revising and maintain your wellbeing. Guest speakers, include designated supervisor and workplace wellbeing expert Baguiasri Mandane, as well as current Trainee Pharmacist, Chloe Pheasey.

We cover using your time wisely both in and outside of work, including balancing your time between work and revision, so you can stay well and deal with challenges that arise in your life as a trainee pharmacist.