If you are looking to apply to CT1-level programmes in internal medicine training (IMT) and/or acute care common stem: internal medicine (ACCS-IM), 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 criteriaplanning 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 medical recruitment website in order to view the relevant person specification and applicant handbook prior to applying.

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

2024 recruitment

There is only one round of recruitment planned for programmes starting in August 2024. Applications open at 10am on Thursday 26 October and close at 4pm on Thursday 23 November 2023.

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

Whilst the vast majority of IMT programmes will start in August 2024, they can start as late as April 2025; the programme start date will be clear when select your programme preferences

JRCPTB-hosted IMT webinar 

The JRCPTB hosted an interactive webinar providing information and guidance on Internal Medicine training alongside the recruitment and application process. This was held on Tuesday 12 September and the recording can be found on the JRCPTB website. 

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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 enquiries 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.

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 NHS 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