Core Medical Training


 Welcome to Core Medical Training. We aim to provide useful information to current Core Medical Trainees, Core Medical Trainers and all others interested in the Core Medical training in Health Education North East.  We hope you will find this website a useful resource.  PLease note that IMT has replaced CMT though there are a few remaining trainees completing the programme.


Training Programme Director - Dr Anita Jones

Training Programme Director - Dr Jane Wallace

Specialty Programme Coordinator - Laura West

HR Officer (Lead Employer Trust) - Allyson Ashwell


If you are an Internal Medicine trainee please view the IMT website page


 About Core Medical Training

For most doctors, Core Medical Training will form the first stages of Specialty Training. The curriculum aims to provide physicians with the high demanded skills of:

  • The ability to investigate, treat and diagnose patients with acute and chronic medical symptoms,
  • To fulfil the requirement of consultant-led continuity of care by having the provisions of high quality review skills for inpatients and outpatients

Trainees must complete CMT and acquire the full MRCP(UK) Diploma to enter specialty training at ST3.


As a trainee, what can I expect from my training programme?

You will have four to six placements over a timespan of two years, however some individuals may have more or less than this amount. In this time, you must have completed one of your placements with direct involvement in the acute medical take.

The curriculum of your Core Medical Training will involve a learner centered approach with the use of ePortfolio. With ePortfolio and the support of your Educational Supervisor, you can set learning goals, have reflective learning and personal development.

Your curriculum will be spiraled and competency based. A spiraled curriculum means topics are revisited with increasing levels of difficulty, new learning is related to previous learning and the competence of the trainee increases. This is beneficial as you will be constantly gaining new knowledge and expanding upon old knowledge. There are also benefits of a competency based curriculum because you will have clearly defined standards required for good medical practice and formal assessments all within your ePortfolio.

You will also experience strong supervision as well as appraisal meetings with your supervisor. You will have regular work-based assessments using a variety of assessment methods. 


If you wish for more information on Core Medical Training, please view the Core Medical Training Overview section.



Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.