Core Medical Training (CMT)
Core Medical Training forms the first stage of specialty training for most doctors training in physicianly specialties and will prepare trainees for participating in the acute medical take at a senior level and managing patients with acute and chronic medical problems in outpatient and inpatient settings. The approved curriculum for CMT is a sub-set of the curricula for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) and is a spiral curriculum as topics are revisited with increasing levels of difficulty, new learning is related to previous learning and the competence of the trainee increases.Trainees must complete CMT and acquire the full MRCP(UK) Diploma in order to enter specialty training at ST3.
Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) - Acute Medicine
The training pathway of acute care common stem - Acute Medicine (ACCS-AM) offers an alternative route into physicianly training for trainees who are interested in careers in the acute aspects of medical care. The three-year programme provides experience of acute medicine, critical care, anaesthetics and emergency medicine. Information on ACCS training, including how to apply, can be found on the ACCS website and CT1 recruitment website.
Further to discussion at the CMT Advisory Committee, the ARCP decision aid has been revised and the version below replaces all previous versions from August 2017.
Logbook for recording procedures and clinics
The template below can be used to record clinic activity and teaching attendance and total numbers can then be used to populate the CMT summary of clinical activity and teaching attendance on the ePortfolio. The logbook can be uploaded to the personal library in the ePortfolio.
Guidance for ACCS-AM CT3 trainees
The guidance below has been produced by the SAC for Acute Internal Medicine for trainees in the third year of ACCS Acute Medicine programmes. The document has been updated to note the revised ARCP decision aid for CMT and to provide guidance on clinic numbers.
Clarification regarding DOPS assessment of procedures
The CMT and GIM advisory committees have produced the following guidance on interpretation of DOPS sign off.
Guidance on Core Medical Trainees acting up as Medical Registrar
JRCPTB has produced this guidance on acting up for Core Medical Trainees. Schools of Medicine may choose to adapt them for local use.
Specialty placement checklists
The following checklists can be used to record which of the top and other important presentations are explored during a specialty placement. The checklists can be helpful when reviewing trainee’s progress and adding ratings for top and other important competencies at group level. The checklists are available in MS Word format so they can be edited and uploaded to the ePortfolio. The overall mapping document is available here: Mapping of presentations in CMT and AIM to specialties.pdf.
Checklists for CMT and AIM specialty placements