This is a distance learning programme to support foundation trainees working towards any medical discipline. It is flexibly structured so you can tailor your learning to match your foundation training post.
The STEP® Foundation programme - what you get:
The interactive component to the programme
It includes a case of the month discussion, question banks and access to reference materials from the modules. It also acts as a STEP® community, providing opportunities for peer discussions on the forum.
BMJ Learning Foundation Skills premium package
12 months of access to 23 procedure-based modules covering key skills from the foundation curriculum. These modules feature computer-generated animation, questions to test your knowledge and printable certificates as proof of your learning. To see a list of modules, visit the BMJ website and select ‘Browse by specialty’ then ‘Foundation skills’.
- F1: First STEP® - law, communication and preoperative routine care
- F1: Next STEP® - postoperative elective care and evidence based medicine
- F2: Acute STEP® - managing acute illness
- Practical STEP® - practical procedures
Subscription to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Journal
Discounts are available on the STEP® Core programme.
Target Audience / Suitability
FY1-2Am I suitable?
Distance learning study with online support
Flexible but we recommend completing the course within 20 months with an average of 15 hours study per week
The subscription fee is for a period of 2 years from the date of enrollment. Full fee - £470.
Organisations are welcome to purchase bulk sets of STEP® Foundation on behalf of their foundation and doctors at a discount rate of up to 25%. For further details on discounts contact
Applications can be made at any time.
For queries, please contact:
T: 020 7869 6300
F: 020 7869 6320
Although we accept overseas applications for STEP® Foundation Programme, the course is designed to support foundation trainees in the UK.
Overseas applicants are unable to access e-journals. They can only be accessed by members based in the UK due to licensing restrictions. The subscription fee is based on standard UK postage charges. Additional postage charges apply for delivering course materials to overseas addresses.