Glossary of terms
applicants/candidates those applying to IMT are referred to throughout the recruitment process as either 'applicants' or 'candidates'; the terms are used interchangeably and there is no difference between them.
ARCP Annual Review of Competence Progression information about this can be found in the Gold Guide 
assessment centre this is the stage of recruitment where an applicant will be interviewed. This is referred to as an 'interview' throughout our literature; while 'assessment/selection centre' will usually refer to the actual venue/building in which the interview takes place.
CCT Certificate of Completion of Training
CESR CP Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration via the Combined Programme
IMT Internal Medicine Training
CMT Core Medical Training - this is the core programme which IMT replaced
CT1 Core Training year 1 - equivalent to ST1 (Specialty Training year 1). IMT and ACCS-AM training start at CT1 and increase with each year of training (ie CT2 etc.)
EEA European Economic Area
GIS Guaranteed Interview Scheme
GMC the General Medical Council
HEE Health Education England
IELTS the International English Language Testing System
JRCPTB the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board
LAS Locum Appointment (Service)
LAT Locum Appointment (Training)
mini-CEX Mini Clinical Evaluation eXercise
MRCP(UK) examination diploma denoting Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
NES NHS Education for Scotland
NIMDTA the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
NTN National Training Number
R1/round 1 round 1 is the initial recruitment phase for IMT posts
R2/round 2 round 2 is the second recruitment episode, mainly for vacancies unfilled from R1
RCP

Royal College of Physicians - there are three royal colleges of physicians: EdinburghGlasgow and London

Region In recruitment, region refers to bodies that manage postgraduate medical training. Formerly all these were known as deaneries but as the terminology is now different across UK nations, regions is used as a generic term.
RLMT Resident Labour Market Test
SRO Specialty Recruitment Office in the context of this website, it refers to the the SRO at the Royal College of Physicians in London
ST3 Specialty Training year 3
UKFPO United Kingdom Foundation Programme Office