Core Medical Training

Welcome to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Core Medical Training Programme

Core Medical Training is a 2 year programme and forms the first stage of specialty training for doctors training in medical sub-specialties. It will prepare trainees for participating in the acute medical take at a senior level and managing patients with acute and chronic medical problems in outpatient and inpatient settings.

The approved curriculum for CMT is a sub-set of the curricula for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) and is a spiral curriculum as topics are revisited with increasing levels of difficulty, new learning is related to previous learning and the competence of the trainee increases.

multiTrainees must complete CMT and acquire the full MRCP(UK) Diploma in order to enter specialty training at ST3.

The programme is overseen by the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB), which represents the three medical Royal Colleges in the UK: the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Further information about the CMT programme can be found on the JRCPTB website:

How to apply

All recruitment for the CMT programme is done via national recruitment. Further information on the recruitment process can be found on the CT1 Recruitment page of the JRCPTB website

CMT at Guys and St Thomas’

An Educational Supervisor (ES) is allocated to each trainee at the start of the CMT programme and will remain their Educational Supervisor for the year they are based at GSTT. This consultant is responsible for pastoral care and monitoring the progress of training throughout the ACCS programme.

In each post there is a consultant responsible for the day to day management of each trainee as they pass through each training post, this clinical supervisor will normally not be from the trainees parent speciality but understands the needs of CMT.

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ we have 34 CMT trainees who rotate through three medical placements every four months (August, December and April). The placements are:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Haematology
  • HIV
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology

Below is an example of the rotation for CMT trainees:




CMT trainees have teaching every Wednesday 2:15pm – 3:15pm in South Wing Lecture Theatre, St Thomas’ Hospital which is video-linked to Sherman Education Centre, Guy’s Hospital.


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