Welcome to Internal Medicine Training (previously Core Medical Training) in the East of England
In the East of England, we are ready for IMT training. We have attractive commutable rotations. We support each trainee with complimentary simulation courses in IM1 year, free regional access to a Mock PACES course and 4 regional study days a year. In addition, we are planning locally delivered Part 1 and interview practice courses in the region for our IM trainees from 2019 onwards. We have an active CMT Regional Trainee Committee who work with us to continually drive improvements in the quality of the programme we deliver.
If you are thinking of applying to the East of England but need more advice first, please don't hesitate to contact either of the 2 Training Programme Directors, Dr Colin Mason or Dr Jasmine Patel.Internal Medicine Training
In August 2019, major changes are taking place in medical training in the UK. The old 2 year Core Medical Training (CMT) Programme will switch over to the 3 year Internal Medicine Training Programme. The first 2 years of the IMT programme will be similar to the previous CMT system with the major difference that almost all rotations will be 4 months long and that all trainees will spend at least 10 weeks in an ITU/HDU setting and at least 4 months in a Care of the Elderly post. Trainees who are planning to progress to "Group 2 specialties" (e.g. dermatology, oncology and haematology) can apply for these during their IM2 year. Most other trainees will complete an IM3 year and then apply to a shortened training (4 years instead of the previous 5 years) in their specialty of choice. The IM3 year will take the form of a "junior medical registrar" year with focus on acute and general medicine and outpatient experience.
Please see below the positive comments we have received from our local CMT reps on the training locations located throughout the region:
"The culture pushes you to be the very best doctor you can be. This is particularly well demonstrated on the acute medical take. There is an excellent level of approachable senior support. There is a training week in the rota and very good PACES teaching."
"Small, intimate groups mean you get to know your colleagues and consultants well. There is good communication from the CMT administrator."
"Very friendly with supportive staff; good mixture of ward work with on calls"
"Protected clinic time, adequate clerking experiences and friendly seniors who are willing to teach."
"Very approachable consultant body and an excellent doctors' mess."
"Good quality, regular teaching that CMTs are encouraged to attend."
"Very supportive consultants plus lots of organised teaching and many learning opportunities."
"Consultants very approachable and a good mixture of rotations, good relationship with other trainees."
"Good oncology-specific teaching and relatively relaxed on call and night shifts that give you plenty of time to do eportfolio, revision, QIP and other projects."
"Interesting pathology and consultants who are really interested in teaching. Easy access to clinics and friendly staff."
"Dedicated and organised education department with plenty of presentation opportunities."
"Lots of training opportunities, protected clinic time and supportive consultants."
"Regular good quality CMT teaching, excellent pastoral and education support from seniors."
"Fantastic breadth of specialty experience, good clinic access and good opportunities for procedural training."
"Friendly and approachable seniors with a good variety on on call shifts, good access to procedures."