The third and final year of recruitment to standalone Internal Medicine Year 3 (IMY3) posts has been completed. The process was open for three years with posts starting between 2021 and 2023.

The purpose of the standalone programme was to provide previous Core Medical Training (CMT), Acute Care Common Stem - acute medicine (ACCS-AM) and Broad Based Training (BBT) trainees with the experience and support they need to be able to fulfil the curriculum requirements and outcomes of the Internal Medicine Stage 1 programme, and meet the eligibility requirements for higher-specialty training in Group 1 specialties.

Any former physician core trainee who wishes to apply for higher-specialty training in Group 1 specialties will be able to gain the required experience and capabilities via non-training posts, using the 'Alterative Certificate to Enter Group 1 Higher Physician Specialty Training' to demonstrate their eligibility. The certificate and guidance are available from the Physician Higher Specialty Training website.