In response to recommendations in the Shape of Training Report, and to better equip doctors with the skills needed for a 21st Century NHS, the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), on behalf of the Federation of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians and with the support of Health Education England, has developed a new training model known as Internal Medicine Training.
Internal Medicine Training is a three year programme which includes experience in intensive care medicine, geriatric medicine and outpatients. This will give doctors in training wider exposure to medical specialties including dedicated experience in ICU.
It is hoped that more people training in Internal Medicine and the physician specialties will reduce rota gaps, provide improved access to outpatient experience and will better prepare trainees as they progress to the medical registrar role.
The curriculum was developed with the active input of consultants involved in delivering teaching and training across the UK, trainees, service representatives and lay representatives.
An email was sent to doctors in training providing information on these opportunities and details of how to apply, available at the bottom of this page.
There are two rounds of recruitment to IMT programmes starting in August 2019:
Opens: 10.00 GMT Wednesday 7 November 2018
Closes: 16.00 GMT Thursday 29 November 2018.
Opens: 10.00 GMT Tuesday 26 February 2019
Closes: 16.00 GMT Thursday 14 March 2019.
Find out more about recruitment via the recruitment website.