To take a year or more out of training after completion of the Foundation Programme is commonly referred to as the “F3 year.” We explore the range of options available and address some frequently asked questions on the F3 year

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Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some comments from happy clients, if you read further down you will see a few case studies as well from projects that we particularly enjoyed. Get in touch today to start to discuss your recruitment needs and how we may be able to work together to solve them! 

"Thanks TXM for delivering another succesful project. Always happy to know we are getting the right people at the right time and I am sure we will be back in touch in the future"
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Care Home Manager
"We don't really like to have to use agencies but what I can say is that when we do we always get what we pay for. High quality staff, agreed turnaround time, smooth communication, we like the honesty. All the best"
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Most great adventures begin with a conversation, our team are always excited to discuss how we could work together. Nothing is too great or small and there is no such thing as a stupid question. We look forward hearing from you.


If you’re planning an F3 year, you should be clear on what you want to achieve so that you can get as much from your F3 as possible.

Royal College of Physicians

Advice from the Student and Foundation Doctor Network about making the most of an F3 year, if you decide to take one.


A year away from the training pathway after the second year of foundation training is an increasingly popular option for doctors.


A simple guide to help you understand appraisal and revalidation as a locum or F3 (FY3/Foundation year 3) doctor.

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