General Internal Medicine (GIM)
Training in General (Internal) Medicine (GIM) offers dynamic and challenging acquisition of the skills and competencies. Our programme train doctors to become consultants equipped with expertise in diagnostic reasoning, managing uncertainty, dealing with co-morbidities (complex medical problems involving multiple symptoms and conditions) and recognising when specialty opinion or care is required.
Our dynamic programme has over 1000 trainees and offers training opportunities across a wide range of teaching centres throughout London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. All trainees following the GIM curriculum to CCT will be doing so in parallel with training in another medical specialty.
Head of School
Dr Andrew Deaner is the Head of the London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties.
Dr Deaner is a consultant cardiologist at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He studied Medicine in Leeds and then trained in Yorkshire and London. His main clinical interests are general and interventional cardiology as well as maternal cardiology. Prior to being appointed head of school he was a deputy post graduate Dean in North Central and East London.
Deputy Head of School
Dr Catherine Bryant is the Deputy Head for the School of Medicine.
Dr Deaner is a consultant cardiologist at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He studied Medicine in Leeds and then trained in Yorkshire and London. His main clinical interests are general and interventional cardiology as well as maternal cardiology. Prior to being appointed head of school he was a deputy post graduate Dean in north central and east London.
Deputy Head of School
Dr Jonathan Birns is the Deputy Head of School.
Dr Jonathan Birns is a consultant in stroke, elderly care and general medicine. He trained at University College London and he undertook a PhD at King's College London. In addition to his clinical interests, he is Training Programme Director for Geriatrics in South East London and has developed a number of innovative and pioneering medical education programmes. His specialist interests are simulation training and hyper acute stroke care, including the provision of thrombolysis.
The vision for the GIM is:
- Strong educational focus delivering world-class healthcare.
- Excellence of postgraduate training and education
- Producing clinical leaders of tomorrow, providing safe, patient centered and high-quality care
Training Consultants ready to practice in modern healthcare systems. To manage and respond to the increase in multimorbidity and complexity in acute and chronic disease management.
Trainees may be recruited to GIM specialty training as part of dual specialty training programmes coupled with the following specialties: acute medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, renal, respiratory, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, infectious diseases, and rheumatology. .
Specialty Training Committee (STC)
GIM holds STC and School Board meetings three times a year with trainee representation. The purpose of these groups are to bring together the training programme directors and educator leads from each of the postgraduate training centres to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to GIM training, and to foster and share good practice.
Find out more
To find out more about training in GIM, please visit the Royal College of Physicians website at https://www.jrcptb.org.uk
Useful Information and Links
GIM curriculum - click here
ePortfolio - click here
GIM specialty page on JRCPTB website - click here
PGMDE Trainee Support Portal - click here
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