Am I eligible

The person specification for IMY3 lists the essential entry criteria to be eligible for consideration. At time of writing this is not yet confirmed but will be available from the Specialty Training website in September. Although the person specification is being confirmed, key information about the expected criteria is detailed below.

CMT/ACCS-AM trainees only

IMY3 posts will only be available to those who have trained, or are currently training, in core medical training or ACCS acute medicine.

Any other trainee wishing to progress to higher specialty training at ST4 level in a physician specialty will only be able to do so by using an ‘Alternative Certificate of Core Competence’, which is being produced and will be available in the autumn of 2020; a news item will be published when the form is available.

Eligibility by ARCP outcome

All CMT and ACCS-AM trainees are welcome to apply and eligibility will be based on the ARCP outcome and subsequent review where necessary:

  • Outcome 6 – all trainees with this outcome are eligible for consideration.
  • Outcome 3 or 4 – the status will depend on the reason for the outcome:
    • MRCP(UK) only outstanding – if you have an outcome 3 or 4 and only Part 2 Written and/or PACES outstanding you are eligible and can complete the examination in IMY3.
    • Competences other than the MRCP(UK) – it is being finalised what process trainees with other competences will undergo to demonstrate competence. They will either need to go to their core training region to request approval for sign off of outstanding competences, or there will be a panel who will review applications in the longlisting stage and determine if the application can proceed and competences be signed off. A decision will be made in late-August and confirmed here as soon as possible afterwards. 


Whilst it is not a requirement to have completed Part 2 Written or PACES before starting IMY3, Part 1 must have been passed by the time of application.

Other criteria

Aside from these criteria, there will be usual requirements around GMC registration and eligibility to work in the UK by the advertised post start date, which are unlikely to cause most applicants an issue.