There is no recruitment for 2021 IMT round 2. The next round of recruitment for IMT will be 2022 round 1. Plans are currently being confirmed about how IMT 2022 will be run and once these plans are confirmed we will update the website and release a news item, so please do check back here later. Once we confirm the timeline this will be published to the timeline page, it is likely this will be similar to round 1 2021. 

If you are looking to apply to CT1-level programmes in internal medicine training (IMT) and/or acute care common stem: acute medicine (ACCS-AM), this website contains detailed information to help you. This covers recruitment for all UK training programmes in these specialties.

The recruitment process section of the website is the home to the majority of information to help you navigate a recruitment round, including: dates & posts, eligibility criteria planning your application, applyinginterviews and offers.

In addition to the website, we produce an 'Applicants' Guide' which overviews how the process works and is a good introduction for those new to specialty recruitment; this is available to download from the document library.

It is advisable to visit the MDRS website in order to view the relevant person specification and download the applicant handbook prior to applying.

You may also wish to view data from previous years, including competition ratios.

Internal medicine training

Internal medicine training replaced core medical training from August 2019. You can read more about the programme and the changes in medical specialty training on the JRCPTB website.

2021 recruitment

At present only one round of recruitment can be confirmed for programmes starting in August 2021:

  • Round 1 opens for applications at 10am on Thursday 5 November and closes at 4pm on Tuesday 1 December 2020.
  • We can now confirm that there will be no recruitment for IMT 2021 round 2. The next opportunity to apply for IMT will be for 2022 recruitment later this year. Please keep an eye out on the website which will  be updated along with a news item when we have more information. IMT 2022 recruitment will follow a similar timeline for 2021 with applications opening around early November.

    Please follow the link to the specialty training website for more information: 

The dates & posts page of the website has full details. Dates can be subject to change, a news item will be published for any substantial changes.

Stand-alone IMY3 Recruitment

Information about the recruitment process for 2022 stand-alone year 3 IMT posts has been updated. This is only open to those who have trained in a core medical training or ACCS acute medicine programme in the UK. 

Go to the dedicated IMY3 recruitment section of the website for details.

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Our FAQs section has the answers to many common queries but if you cannot find an answer to your question our online enquoiries helpdesk can be contacted with any queries relating to the IMT recruitment process. We aim to respond to all queries within three working days, although more urgent enquiries can usually expect a reply within a shorter time frame.

To contact the helpdesk, please submit a query to

Any important announcements will be added to this website and noted in the news section.

Physician Specialty Recruitment Office

IMT Recruitment is managed and coordinated on behalf of the four UK nations by the Physician Specialty Recruitment Office (PSRO) based at Health Education England. The recruitment process is governed in coordination with the Royal College of Physicians of London, also working closely with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).

Best wishes, and good luck with your application.

Physician Specialty Recruitment Office