Internal Medicine Training

Introduction

The London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties is responsible for the quality and commissioning of training in these specialities. The School caters for more than 1000 trainees across 30 medical specialties and offers programmes at a variety of teaching centres across the capital. Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees have the opportunity to manage a range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities.

 

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 Postgraduate Dean in North Central and East London.

 

Deputy Heads of School

Dr Catherine Bryant and Dr Jonathan Birns are the Deputy Heads for the London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties.

Dr Bryant graduated from Cambridge University and trained in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in London. She is a Consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Geriatric and General Medicine and is also the Trust Dementia Lead. Dr Bryant has been involved in postgraduate education and training in a variety of different roles for some years. She is an associate director of the PGMDE at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has previously been Training Programme Director for Core Medical Training in South East London. Dr Bryant was appointed Deputy Head of the School of Medicine in 2014.

Dr Birns is a Consultant in Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics and General Medicine at Guy;s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Honorary Reader in Education and Research at King’s College London. 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.

 

Vision

The vision for the London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties is to provide:

  • World class education for world-class healthcare
  • Excellence of postgraduate training and education
  • Production of the clinical leaders of tomorrow

 

Training programme

All trainees embark on a programme of Internal Medicine Training (IMT) as the first stage of physicianly training. IMT is a three year programme which will prepare doctors to become a medical registrar and provide them with the skills needed to manage patients presenting with a wide range of general medical symptoms and conditions. Experience in intensive care medicine, geriatric medicine and outpatients is mandated and trainees will receive simulation training throughout the programme. Following completion of this 3 year IMT programme, trainees can then complete 4-5 years of training in a higher specialist training programme alongside further experience in internal medicine in order to obtain a certificate of specialist training in internal medicine with a specialty. Some specialties (so-called group 2 specialties, asterisked in the list below) will recruit trainees who have completed 2 years of IMT and completed MRCP(UK). 

 

Sectors

NORTH EAST LONDON IMT

Barts Health NHS Trust

Royal London Hospital

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Newham General Hospital

Whipps Cross University Hospital

 

Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

King George Hospital

Queen’s Hospital

 

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton University Hospital

 

NORTH CENTRAL LONDON IMT

 

Royal Free LondonNHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free Hospital

Barnet General Hospital

 

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

St Pancras Hospital(Camden Provider Services)

University College Hospital

 

The Whittington Hospital Trust

Whittington Hospital

 

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

North Middlesex Hospital

 

NORTH WEST LONDON IMT

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

Harefield Hospital

Royal Brompton Hospital

 

Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

Hillingdon Hospital

 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Charing Cross Hospital

Hammersmith Hospital

St Mary’s Hospital

 

West Middlesex University Hospital Trust

West Middlesex University Hospital

 

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Central Middlesex Hospital

Northwick Park Hospital

 

Ealing Hospital

 

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

 

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Marsden Hospital

 

SOUTH WEST LONDON IMT

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Marsden Hospital

 

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Epsom General Hospital

St Helier Hospital

 

St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

St George’s Hospital

 

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Kingston Hospital

 

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Croydon University Hospital

 

SOUTH EAST LONDON IMT

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Epsom General Hospital

St Helier Hospital

 

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s Hospital

St Thomas’ Hospital

 

The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

University Hospital, Lewisham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich)

 

 

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kings College Hospital

Princess Royal University Hospital

 

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Marsden Hospital

 

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

Harefield Hospital

Royal Brompton Hospital

 

 

Specialty Training Board Information

The London Specialty School of Medicine holds regular School Board and Specialty Training Committee meetings in order to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan-London basis.

 

Useful Information and Links

Curriculum (link)

ePortfolio (link)

Exams (link)

 

Events

To access events for your specialty please access the Events Calendar on the Home Page, select the timeframe and specialty for a full list of your specialties Regional Training Days.

 

Contact Information:

Please visit our contacts page where you will find contact information regarding all training matters (ARCP, rotational placements, revalidation, out of programme applications, intra-London programme transfers, inter-deanery transfers, integrated academic training, less than full time training and travel expenses).