Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) - Internal Medicine
The training pathway of Acute Care Common Stem - Internal Medicine (ACCS-IM) offers an alternative route into physicianly training for trainees who are interested in careers in the acute aspects of medical care. ACCS-IM replaces the previous programme ACCS-Acute Medicine from August 2021 and will be an indicative four years duration.
The ACCS curriculum describes the learning outcomes for the indicative two-year period of training in which doctors rotate through specialty placements in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine. Trainees on the ACCS-IM pathway will then undertake two years of Internal Medicine stage 1 training (IMY2 and IMY3) and complete the MRCP(UK) examination in order to exit the ACCS training programme and progress into higher training. Trainees will be eligible to apply for all group 1 JRCPTB specialties following completion of the ACCS-IM programme. Trainees wishing to enter a group 2 (non acute) specialty can do so after three years of ACCS-IM (ie IMY2).
Information on ACCS training, including how to apply, can be found on the ACCS website and IMT recruitment website.
FAQs relating to ACCS and IMT are available here. Please also see the Internal Medicine page for guidance relating to the IM Stage 1 curriculum including the Rough Guide. Please see the ARCP decision aids section for guidance on ARCP requirements.