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Postgraduate Training Pathway

Specialty curriculum

The GMC-approved postgraduate training curriculum for renal medicine is available online.

Training pathway

Trainees follow either core medical training or the acute care common stem in acute medicine (ACCS) and enter renal medicine training from ST3 level.*

The JRCPTB has detailed information on Renal Medicine

Length of training

Curriculum competencies will usually be achieved within a five-year programme commencing at ST1, including three years of clinical nephrology starting at ST3.


MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.  MRCP (UK) or equivalent.

Person specification

The person specification for renal medicine is available online.

*This information is correct at the time of writing.  Full and accurate details of training pathways are available from medical royal colleges, local education and training boards (LETBs) or the GMC.

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