JRCPTB is responsible for Internal Medicine training and 30 medical specialties and three sub-specialties. The training pathways below will be implemented in August 2021 (group 2 specialties) and August 2022 (group 1 specialties). Information on the development of the physician training pathway and new curricula can be found here.
Training information on each specialty including the latest curriculum, ARCP decision aids and guidance can be found on each of the specialty pages.
Group 1 specialties: Acute Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, Gastroenterology, Genitourinary Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases (except when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology), Neurology, Palliative Medicine, Renal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Tropical Medicine (except when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology).
Guidance for implementation of Internal Medicine Training during higher specialty training
Group 2 specialties: Allergy, Audiovestibular Medicine, Aviation & Space Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Neurophysiology, Dermatology, Haematology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases (when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology), Medical Oncology, Medical Ophthalmology, Nuclear Medicine, Paediatric Cardiology, Pharmaceutical Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Tropical Medicine (when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology).
Chemical Pathology, Clinical Oncology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Virology and Occupational Medicine will also recruit trainees who have completed the first two years of IMT. Trainees will also be able to apply for Intensive Care Medicine single CCT training after two years of IMT.
On August 1 2022, JRCPTB held a launch event for the new internal medicine and group 1 specialty curricula.
This new model of postgraduate physician training will result in all trainees in group 1 specialties dual training in internal medicine. This will produce doctors who have both specialist and generalist skills, critical to meeting the evolving and challenging needs of patients and the NHS.
The full recording of the event is below.