The Specialty Recruitment Office will coordinate the recruitment to the new Internal Medicine Training (IMT) programme which goes live in August 2019.

The SRO has coordinated recruitment to core medical training, the programme IMT is replacing, since 2008. In that time the process has grown to incorporate all four UK nations and acute care common stem (acute medicine).

The intention was to introduce a process which was fair, effective, strong, robust, transparent, and efficient.

We believe that this has been achieved and the process receives very positive feedback each year from all stakeholders - candidates, clinicians and the four nations.

We work closely with the Joint Royal College of Physicians (JRCPTB) and intend to continue working to deliver a high quality and robust recruitment process in future years, providing an excellent service to all stakeholders and helping to improve patient care by ensuring the standards required of new trainees.

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board

What the JRCPTB do

The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) improves patient care by setting and maintaining standards for the highest quality of physician training in the UK on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

This is achieved through excellence in curriculum design and implementation, and the recruitment and certification of trainees, while supporting the GMC in quality management. The JRCPTB aim to provide excellent service and support to stakeholders and aspire to the highest standards in physician training.

For more information please visit the JRCPTB website.