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Core medical training (CMT) is the first common period of Specialty Training between Selection out of Foundation Training Year 2 and Selection into ST3. It is a generic spread of the discipline of medicine and the first step in specialty training.

It is also an opportunity to investigate several possible career paths, summarised here in the specialty pages. These cover options as disparate as allergy, infectious diseases and sport and exercise medicine.

Trainees complete a curriculum and an e-portfolio which focus on the basic levels of General Internal Medicine (GIM) (Acute). In order to progress towards a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), different competencies must be met. These encompass good medical practice, symptom competencies (including emergency and common presentations), system specific competencies, investigation competencies and procedural competencies. Assessment of competence is documented through workplace-based assessments and the MRCP(UK) which is a mandatory requirement to enter specialty training at ST3. A full breakdown of what is involved can be found on the website of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.  Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) is an alternative training programme and entry route to specialty training. It provides an overview of acute internal medicine, emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine.


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