Internal Medicine Training (IMT) replaced Core Medical Training (CMT) in August 2019. This new curriculum was introduced in response to the recommendations set out in the Shape of Training Report, and other drivers.
IMT forms the first three years of post-foundation training and, for the main specialties supporting acute hospital care, an indicative 12 months of further internal medicine training will be integrated flexibly with specialty training in a dual programme.
IMT aims to prepare doctors for the management of the acutely unwell patient, with an increased focus on chronic disease management, comorbidity and complexity. Generic professional capabilities (GPCs) as set out in the GMC's framework will be embedded in all curricula to emphasise the importance of these professional qualities as well as helping to promote flexibility in postgraduate training.