§ Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in the light of the statement that they are acting to secure a strong academic base in medical education and research, they intend to ensure students have exposure to academic medicine in the curriculum of foundation year two. [HL1096]
§ Lord Filkin
We acknowledge the importance of embedding awareness of academic and research medicine in the early stages of a doctor's career. Indeed, we need to establish clear career pathways to attract the right people in the right numbers into this field. We are currently assessing the best way to achieve this and we are certainly looking at placements in foundation year two.