Implementation of the new Internal Medicine Stage 1 training Curriculum

The Internal Medicine (IM) stage 1 curriculum was approved by the GMC on 8 December 2017 and will replace Core Medical Training (CMT) from August 2019. The curriculum, trainee FAQs and implementation guidance are available on the JRCPTB website.  HEIW is currently working closely with all Health Boards across Wales to ensure we delivery a comprehensive training programme. If you have any enquiry about this or CMT, please contact the School Manager, Mrs Hilary Williams.

FAQ's: We have created the following FAQs to assist with any enquries: IM FAQs - Wales Deanery

Additional Information for IMT Recruitment 2019

IM Training at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

IM Training at Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Working with the IM Leads and our ITU colleagues, we can now confirm guaranteed ITU placements on all rotations (3 months) and also 6 months of geriatrics on all rotations, covering mandated curriculum requirements. 

Medicine is a specialty that offers an incredibly diverse range of training opportunities. To make the most of these opportunities we offer a quality assured programme that starts by providing a solid grounding in medicine.

This leads on to a number of distinct strands designed to provide the training opportunities and direction needed to get the most out of a career in hospital medicine. These are:

  • Internal Medicine Training or Acute Care Common Stem (Acute medicine) - Medicine in co-operation with the ACCS Lead.
  • Higher Training in Medicine - Wales offers 22 sub-specialites of Medicine.

Each group of trainees is supervised by a Specialty Training Committee (STC).

Working with these committees, we:

  • Organise training programmes in accordance with GMC requirements
  • Recruit and select trainees
  • Ensure that there is an appropriate induction to the training programme for all new trainees
  • Support the provision and use of the e-portfolio by both trainees and their educational supervisors
  • Work with local lead educators (Faculty Leads, Course Organisers, College Tutors) to ensure that each post in a programme provides high quality experience
  • Ensure that regular educational supervision is provided
  • Ensure that all educational supervisors have received appropriate training (including teaching skills, appraisal and assessment skills and equality and diversity training) for their role as educators and assessors
  • Ensure that trainees have access to well-informed and appropriate careers information, advice and counselling
  • Are proactive in the identification of trainees needing additional help or guidance and see that remedial action is taken
  • Monitor assessment of training including Annual Reviews of Competency Progression (ARCPs) and Penultimate Year
  • Assessments (PYAs)

We report to the Medical Dean and we also relate to the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB) and its Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs), mainly through the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Head of School

The Head of School for Medicine is Dr SHAUN SMALE.

What to do next

For further information in regards to the School of Medicine, please speak with Mrs Hilary Williams at or telephone 01443 824247 (direct line).




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