Yorkshire and the Humber is renowned for its friendly culture and the region encompasses many areas of natural beauty including the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks. The diversity of training opportunities is unrivalled and offers some of the best training opportunities in the country.
The region is divided into three geographically distinct programmes - East, South, and West Yorkshire.
- Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
- Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
- Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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The three-year internal medicine training (IMT) programme delivers training based upon the JRCPTB CMT curriculum, with rotations involving both district general hospital and teaching hospital placements.
The programmes contain a mix of placements in a wide variety of specialties. All offer all of the training opportunities required to meet all of the competencies required to complete the IM Stage 1 curriculum.
You will be able to preference individual programmes with the breakdown of all specialties included.
North and East
The Internal Medicine Training (North and East Yorkshire) programme accommodates about 90 IMTs. Trainees may rotate through hospitals in Hull, York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. Most trainees will spend one year in either Hull or York Hospitals and one year in one of the other hospitals.
The following medical specialties are potentially available:
Acute Medicine, Medicine for Care of the Elderly, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Renal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Haematology and Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurology / Stroke Medicine / Rehab Medicine, Infectious Disease Medicine, Intensive care Medicine.
Hull and York Trusts have very active clinical research programmes. All hospitals within the programme support the training of undergraduate students from the Hull York Medical School (HYMS). HYMS has an excellent reputation.
HYMS students, foundation doctors and GPStRs (together with IMTs) rotate through the hospitals in all cities and towns mentioned above to receive a good clinical, teaching and learning experience.
The trainees in the programme will be strongly supported by an experienced team of educators.
The South Yorkshire rotation is increasingly popular with 100% fill rates for successive years and comprises Trusts at Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield. The three year rotation normally offers a year centrally and a year based at one of the DGHs. You will rotate through 4 month rotations in specialties such as elderly care and are guaranteed a dedicated 4 month ICU block in year 2. In year 3 (IMY3) we try to allocate the year according to your choice of speciality and location, achieving around 70% of trainee 1st choice matches this year.
We support you getting your exams with study leave including private study time and provide a PACES diet teaching programme. Regional teaching is provided online and is protected time while all are encouraged to go on a dedicated PACES course to help you succeed. Wellbeing awareness and support is a high priority in Yorkshire with recent national recognition as a beacon of practice. We also support LTFT working options for all IMT trainees for optimal work life balance. IMG applications are warmly welcomed, encouraged, and there is additional programme support and advice available to meet individual’s needs.
West Yorkshire rotations are based in either of the six NHS Trusts (Local Education Providers) in the region and trainees are rotated on yearly basis to gain wide experience of working in both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals. Each rotation provides ample opportunities for trainees to gain competencies as required by Internal Medicine stage 1 curriculum. All major medical specialties contribute to the Internal Medicine rotations.
The region provides excellent support to trainees in achieving their desired training goals. Training is monitored by Specialist Training Committee, chaired by Training Programme Director and has a representation from each NHS trust through college tutors. Trainee Representatives are invited to the meetings. The Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Within the Trusts, college tutors provide support to trainees and report to Director of Medical Education.
There is an active and dynamic training program in the region. West Yorkshire contribute to Regional Training days. There are separate training days for each IM year carefully planned and delivered across the region. Training days are booked by trainees via a centralized online system and attendance is mandatory. Other training opportunities include simulation days and procedural skill courses. Trainees can also request curriculum delivery leave to attend taster days, regional and national medical meetings after prior approval from the TPD.
Trainees are expected to actively engage in Quality Improvement Projects locally and contribute to local, regional and national QI competition held every year.
Support is provided for all aspect of College Membership exams. There is regular bedside teaching and PACES courses available.
North and East
Hull and York are thriving university cities with excellent shopping and leisure facilities including concert halls, theatres and the largest aquarium in Europe. It is surrounded by attractive villages and countryside with the many famous and iconic places such as York Minster, Beverley Minster, The Deep in Hull, Harrogate flower show and Scarborough beach. It is within easy reach of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the East Coast. Opportunities for pursuing outdoor activities are superb. There are excellent road and rail links with the rest of Britain, as well as ferry and air links to Europe.
The DGHs all offer excellent facilities and hands on experience, while Sheffield forms the urban hub as England’s fourth largest city. With 61% of Sheffield designated green space, it has 78 parks, plenty of nightlife and is popular with young adults and students being voted the No.1 city for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Many come to South Yorkshire as a sports and recreation destination with the Peak District national park immediately accessible and adjacent.
The West Yorkshire region offers opportunities to live and enjoy many exciting cities and townships. Leeds is developing into the commercial capital of the north with many corporate businesses moving into the area and boasts excellent entertainment facilities ranging from wonderful restaurants, shopping outlets, pubs and clubs. Bradford is known for its culturally diverse demography and has won many awards for its curry houses. The surrounding market towns of Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax are more rural but offer equally attractive entertainment and give you the real experience of life in West Yorkshire. Harrogate is known as spa town and the Yorkshire Dales are a fantastic hub for outdoor enthusiast.