Postgraduate Training Pathway
A certificate of completion of training (CCT)
in intensive care medicine is currently only available as a joint
CCT with anaesthesia, an acute medical specialty, surgery or
emergency medicine. The GMC-approved postgraduate training
for intensive care medicine is available.
N.B. The sections below in italics and
() will be soon be updated, as there is a new ST3 pathway into ICM.
In the meantime for information please see the
Faculty of Intensive Care
(At present the 'parent
specialty plus intensive care medicine' model is the only way
to train in intensive care medicine. The parent specialties
- Anaesthesia medicine.
- Emergency medicine.
Trainees can choose to complete two years
of the acute care common stem (ACCS) curricula and enter emergency
medicine, acute medicine or anaesthesia training at ST3
Length of training
Training for the CCT in intensive care
medicine comprises two parts.
- Step 1: Core Specialty Training in ICM (four to eight
months, normally six, of general adult ICM).
- Step 2: Enhanced Specialty Training in ICM (eight to 18
months, normally 12, of ICM).
Satisfactory completion of the training
programme and the assessments of competence to Enhanced (Step 2)
Level will permit trainees to acquire a CCT in ICM awarded jointly
with the CCT in the specialty of primary appointment.
A certificate of completion of training
(CCT) in intensive care medicine is currently only available as a
joint CCT with anaesthesia, an acute medical specialty, surgery or
emergency medicine. Entry qualifications will be those
required by the substantive specialty training programme).
person specification is available.
* This information is correct at the time of writing.
Full and accurate details of training pathways are available from
medical royal colleges, deaneries or the GMC.