Please note that the content on this page is currently under review due to the change from core medical training to IMT. While much of the information will be similar, we advise that you check back on this page at a later date to receive the most up-to-date information and contact the region should you have any queries.
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.
- Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
- Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- The York Hospital
- Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Chesterfield Royal 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
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Please see our website for more information.
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 contain sufficient acute experience to gain the competences required.
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 CMTs and the trainees are expected to rotate through hospitals in Hull, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. Current arrangements are for trainees to spend one year in 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, Hematology and Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurology / Stroke Medicine / Rehab Medicine, Infectious Disease Medicine, Intensive care Medicine.
The Hull and York Trusts have been the base for the Postgraduate Medical School with extensive opportunity for research. It accepted its first intake of undergraduate medical students into the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) in September 2003.
The HYMS has an excellent reputation and has always been ranked in the top 10 medical school in the UK (has been ranked 3rd in 2015 – based on the students feedback).
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 teams of educators.
The trainees will receive:
- Support for ePortfolio / Curriculum management
- Support for MRCP UK (all components)
- School led excellent PACES course (which was pioneered at Hull) and local PACES teaching
- School led and the RCP approved simulation course for top 10 acute presentation in Medicine (ASCME) which is pioneered at Hull Clinical Skills Centre
- School led courses for essential procedural skills recommended by the JRCPTB)
- Regional Generic Skills Training days
- Local weekly general medicine training sessions
- The RCP mentorship scheme
- School led coaching scheme
- Taster week-experience to help stepping toward a higher training programme
The trainees are strongly encouraged and supported:
- To carry out Quality Improvement Projects (guided by the RCP and Health Education England)
- To write up case reports
- To get involved in the QiP and Audit studies or projects to be selected for the regional and national poster presentations and for publications on the journals
- To get involved in a scheduled teaching programme for Medical students
South Yorkshire programmes are based in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and surrounding district general hospitals (Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, and Rotherham). All district general hospitals are within 15 miles of Sheffield.
In addition to regional teaching days each locality offers simulation, including procedures and medical emergencies. There are regional PACES courses before each diet of the PACES exam. QIP is strongly encouraged and the winners of the showcase annual event at the RCP were from South Yorkshire.
The following medical specialties are potentially available:
Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Elderly Medicine, Renal Medicine, A&E, Neurology, Oncology, Haematology, Stroke/Rehab, Dermatology, Acute Medicine, Infectious Diseases, GUM, Rheumatology.
For more information, please see: http://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/medicine/core_medical_training/south_yorkshire_programme/
West Yorkshire rotations are based in either Leeds or Bradford teaching hospitals, with rotations to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals (Pinderfields and Dewsbury), Halifax, Huddersfield and Airedale.
All trainees are offered regional Generic training days, local IMT teaching in all trusts along with MRCP exam tuition. All trainees are fully funded for a highly acclaimed weekend PACES teaching course, with three courses being run across the region corresponding to each diet of the exam. All trainees receive free procedural training and also an opportunity to attend a highly regarded Acute Medicine Simulation training day.
All trainees will have the opportunity to swap their chosen rotations (initially allocated based on their choice and interview score) at the end of CT1 and so allow trainees to pursue a different specialty compared with their original choice.
Three trainees from each IMT year will have the opportunity to sit on the Senior Specialty Training IMT committee and so help shape the training for both themselves and their colleagues for future years.
North & East Rotation
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, Scarborough beach. It is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Moors and Dales and the East Coast. It has excellent road and rail links with the rest of Britain, as well as ferry and air links to Europe.
Sheffield and the surrounding area is a great place to live. Sheffield is a green and vibrant city and boasts a lively night life, cultural events, shopping and outstanding sporting facilities. Sheffield and the surrounding towns are situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park popular with enthusiasts of walking, climbing and cycling.
Both Leeds and Bradford are very exciting cities with Leeds developing into the commercial capital of the north with the move of many corporate businesses into the area. Leeds boasts really excellent entertainment facilities ranging from wonderful restaurants, shopping outlets, pubs and clubs. 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.