How to Secure an AFP/SFP Online Crash Course

Ace the clinical and academic interviews with this highly detailed course to make your dream of securing an AFP a reality.


You might look at this page and say to yourself, “Oh, it’s just another person wanting to offer some generic advice about applying for an AFP.”

I don’t blame you – that’s exactly what I would think if I was reading this for the first time.

If you are just looking for generic advice about applying for an AFP, this course is not for you!

Instead, this is an in depth course that goes through in detail every aspect of the application process – the application form, white space questions, academic and clinical interview. Learn my my tried and tested method that I used when applying for my AFP. This helped me get offers from both London and Oxford.

This course requires dedication and work. If you are determined to get into your AFP and are prepared to put in the hard work, then let me teach you how to maximise your chances of securing the AFP of your choice, using the strategies I used myself.

What makes your course different?

A quick question. Would you rather get generic out of date advice from someone who is reading a script or specific strategies from someone who got offers from Oxford and London AFP!

With my course, I don’t assume that you have pre-existing knowledge about the application process. I am not going to say, go and read up the study types or how to appraise a paper.

Instead, I am going to teach you how to do this. This course includes both videos (narrated by myself) and 6 booklets which include all the information you need to know to not only pass, but shine in your application and interviews.

By doing this, you’ll not only maximise your chances of getting an AFP, but you’ll learn skills that will be useful in all stages of your medical careers.

Are you still not convinced?

If you are reading this, then like me, you have not been convinced by what I’ve said above.

So click on the button below to try lesson 1 of this course for free.


Section 1: Securing an AFP Interview

Lesson 1 - How to Boost your Application Score
This lesson goes through the scoring system that many deaneries use to rank your application. By learning this system, you will see which areas to focus on – this includes publications, prizes, academic deciles and oral/poster presentations at conferences. This is essential to maximise chances of securing an interview.
Lesson 2 - How to Answer White Space Questions
This lesson goes through writing top answers to white space questions. We cover the qualities admissions tutors look for, how to make your academic portfolio and key rules for answering these questions. We then go through 3 example questions with both good and bad example answers.

Section 2: The Academic Interview

Lesson 3 - Research principles and Study Types
This is a content rich lesson. We cover the FINER principles of research. Then we go through each study type with pros and cons, essential research definitions, the different types of biases and finally the different stages of clinical research trials.
Lesson 4 - How to Appraise a Research Paper
In this activity we will go my template of how I appraise a research paper. We then put this into practice appraising 2 abstracts – an observational study and and RCT. There is space for you to have a go and model answers for each abstract.

Section 3: The Clinical Interview

Lesson 5 - How to Answer Personal Questions
At your interview they will ask you about your motivation to do an AFP as well as other questions to learn more about you. This lesson builds off lesson 2 to show you how to verbalise your answers and sound enthusiastic, dedicated and interesting.
Lesson 6 - A-E assessment and Clinical Scenarios
We go through the process of  doing an A-E assessment for a sick patient. This is summarised in an easy-to-remember one page A4 template. We then go through other clinical scenarios you might be asked and how to show your clinical knowledge, think like an FY1 and come up with key differentials quickly and systematically.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
  • Learn a strategy to maximise your chances of securing an AFP interview
  • Rank your choices to boost your chances of getting an offer
  • Write clear, convincing answers for white space questions
  • Understand the principles of research and the pros and cons of each study types
  • Appraise a research paper – define its core parameters and talking about internal/external validity
  • Go through an A-E assessment systematically and deal with common scenarios.

Why Our Course

6 video lessons

Full comprehensive videos covering each section in detail

6 booklets

A workbook which accompanies each video lesson

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Study online, anywhere, anytime

Can watch on your phone, IPad, computer anytime

Structured course

Precise, detailed information with a clear structure

Written by Successful Applicants

Written by medical students who got offers from London and Oxford
AE Medics
Course Author
This course was created by AE medics. This is a group of 2 medical graduates from the University of Cambridge called Ankit and Ellie, who are working as junior doctors in London. Ankit has secured an academic foundation post at Hammersmith hospital and Ellie will be working at University College Hospital, London.

“”This course prepared me very well for my AFP interview.”


“I really like the structure of the course and how it went into detail about each of the steps of the application process. “


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