Well, after very kindly being asked by Tom to start a blog on almostadoctor.com, I was struggling to think what I could write about. After some thought I decided I might as well just write a little bit about something which all final year med students across the country, myself included, are currently dealing with; foundation programme applications. Next Monday (the 11th October) the application form comes online and we are given a little less than 2 weeks to complete the 6 ‘white space’ questions. Whilst there are changes to this process on the horizon, I thought it might be useful for some of the younger students to briefly mention a few of the keys parts of the application and hopefully get other tips from fellow final year students. I know that I personally didn’t really think about the application form itself until towards the end of year 4 and whilst I feel relatively well prepared for it (kind of), I think there are areas of the application which I would have liked to start thinking about a little earlier.