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How do I apply for the Foundation Programme training in Malta? 
Kindly refer to the Foundation Programme Malta website (www.fpdoctors.info)

How do I apply for a Basic Specialist Trainee post in Malta?
Posts are issued every year from the Health Division, and advertised on the Malta Government Gazette, and in the section Employment Opportunities on the Department of Information Website.

What does it entail?
The appointee will enter into a structured training programme in the required speciality, as approved by the Specialist Accreditation Committee (SAC), according to the Health Care Professions Act. This training shall be under the direction of the respective Training Coordinator and Postgraduate Training Committee. There shall be continuous assessment and a yearly review of performance. Continued training will depend on satisfactory reports by the co-ordinator of training and the departmental training committee. During his/her contract the Basic Specialist Trainee should be in a position to sit for any examination, or other appropriate comparable qualification as prescribed in the approved training programme.

What are the basic requirementsf for EU and non-EU nationals? 
By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be: 

(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or 

OR 

(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; 

OR 

(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; 

OR 

(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c);

OR 

(e) third country nationals who have been granted long term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”. 

The advice of the Citizenship and Expatriates Department should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions. 

The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. The Employment and Training Corporation should be consulted as necessary on this issue. 

ii) able to communicate in the Maltese and English Languages. Doctors not proficient in Maltese will be required to provide evidence of basic proficiency in the Maltese language before confirmation of appointment. 

iii) in possession of full registration with the Medical Council of Malta. Applications will also be considered from candidates who are not in possession of this requirement provided they produce evidence that they would qualify for such requirement by the end of 2012 and if selected, such candidates must obtain the said requirement by such date (i.e. the end of 2012). 

iv) be in possession of the Foundation Achievement of Competence Document issued by the Malta Foundation School or equivalent. Applications will also be considered from candidates who are not in possession of this requirement provided they produce evidence that they would qualify for such requirement by the end of 2012 and if selected, such candidates must obtain the said requirement by such date (i.e. the end of 2012). 

Qualification at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. 

Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question by the closing time and date of the call for applications. 

v) be of good moral character (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP47); Those applying from outside the Malta Public Service must produce a recent certificate of conduct issued by the Police or other competent Authority not earlier than six (6) months from the date of this call for applications and state whether they have ever been in Maltese Government Service giving details). 

Where can I obtain an application form to apply for these posts?
Application forms may either be downloaded from the following websites:

https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Pages/Employment-Opportunities.aspx​

or obtained from the Ministry of Energy and Health, Personnel Section, 6, Harper Lane, Floriana.

Application forms, together with a curriculum vitae indicating qualifications and experience, will be received in the first instance by the Assistant Director, Human Resources, Ministry of health, the Elderly and Community Care, 6, Harper Lane, Floriana by not later than noon (Central European Time) on a closing date indicated on the call for applications.

What is the Postgraduate Training Committee?
The Postgraduate Training Committee is the individual Speciality Committee which is bound to assess training. It is made of the Training Coordinator/s as Chair of the Committee, the Chairperson of the Clinical Department, The Association Representative and representatives as required according to the meeting if needed.

What specialties are covered by the training programme?
Training Programmes are available in the following specialties:

  • Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 
  • Dermatology 
  • Family Medicine (General Practioners) - (link to website will be available soon) 
  • General Medicine (including various subspecialties) 
  • General Surgery (including various subspecialties) 
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Paediatrics & Neonatology 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Pathology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Public Health 
  • Radiology 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Dental 

How do I know that my qualifications are comparable/equivalent?
It is the responsibility of applicants, in possession of qualifications awarded by Maltese or foreign Universities/tertiary education institutions (excluding qualifications awarded by the University of Malta, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Institute of Tourism Studies and Institute for Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage), to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) within the Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family or the designated authority, as applicable, which statement should be attached to the application and the original presented at the interview. Candidates not in possession of this statement may still apply, provided that they submit a copy of the statement, issued by the pertinent authority, to the receiving department as soon as available and, in any case, by not later than one month from the closing date of the call for applications.

How do I apply for a Higher Specialist Trainee post?
Posts are issued yearly from the Health Division, and advertised on the Malta Government Gazette, and in the section Employment Opportunities on the Department of Information Website. Kindly follow the two links above, to get the latest information on all applications.