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Postgraduate Training Pathway

Specialty curriculum

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

Training pathway

Trainees complete either core medical training or the acute care common stem in acute medicine (ACCS) and enter training in rheumatology at ST3 level.* 

The JRCPTB has information on rheumatology

Length of training

The indicative length of training for rheumatology is seven full time years from ST1 (five years from ST3).


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

Person specification

The person specification for rheumatology is available.

* 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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