Training Programme Director - Dr Colin Doig
Specialty Programme Co-ordinator - Laura West
General (Internal) Medicine is a sub-specialty to the "ologies". Most higher trainees in General Medicine will elect for dual accreditation in their parent specialty and in G(I)M. We follow the appropriate JRCPTB curriculum, and all new trainees are likely to be on the 2009 G(I)M (Amendment 2012) curriculum. Different parent specialties co-ordinate the G(I)M exposure in different ways. For some, it is by prescribed years within a District General setting; for others, the G(I)M experience will be taken across all five years of the typical training programme. All of the acute hospitals within the Northern Region are accredited for General (Internal) Medicine.
Trainees will undergo an annual ARCP process in General (Internal) Medicine and their parent specialties. These will be run as separate processes. Typically, the G(I)M ARCP process takes place around 2nd/3rd week in May each year.
Trainees will have a Penultimate Year Assessment (PYA) approximately 12-18 months before reaching their CCT date where any mandatory training is identified. Trainees will also have a separate PYA in their parent specialty.