Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

About Internal Medicine Training

Internal Medicine Training (IMT) relates to trainees in the common period between completion of Foundation Training and selection into higher specialty training in the physicianly specialties at ST3/4. It's designed to give trainees the skills to manage both acute and chronic problems at a senior level. Our IMT programme is designed to deliver core training in General Internal Medicine as trainees rotate through a variety of 3-6 month placements in medical specialties with significant periods of time directly invovled in the acute medical take.

The IMT programme in Yorkshire and the Humber is split into three main geographical areas: West (around the Leeds area), North East (around the Hull/York area) and South (around the Sheffield area) with any individual's training being in only one of these areas. The vast majority of posts involve one year in a district general hospital and one year in a teaching hospital with allocation of post informed by the application process score.

North and East Yorkshire

"North and East Yorkshire has the ideal mix of all that is good about this county: wonderful countryside, picturesque market towns and breathtaking coastal views. Although perhaps less visited in comparison to other areas within the region, North East Yorkshire packs a punch when it comes to sightseeing and family days out." - (2017)

The IMT (North and East Yorkshire) Programme accommodates about 90 CMTs. Trainees rotate through posts in Hull, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. Currently, except in special circumstances each trainee spends one year in Hull or York and the other year in one of the other hospitals. Rotations within these years are either of 4 or 6 months duration.

The following medical specialities are available:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Medicine for Care of the Elderly
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology / Stroke Medicine / Rehab Medicine
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Intensive care Medicine
South Yorkshire

IMT in South Yorkshire will have you spending 1 continuous year in the tertiary Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and another in a district general hospital in order to give you the broadest possible experience. Our main hospitals are:

  • Barnsley District General Hospital
  • Bassetlaw General Hospital
  • Chesterfield District General Hospital
  • Doncaster and Montague/Mexborough District Hospitals
  • Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
  • Rotherham District General Hospital
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
  • Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield

The programme is designed around 6 x four month attachments in the major medical specialties with at least 4 of the 6 in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Geriatric/Elderly Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Acute Medicine

Other four months attachments include:

  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Accident & Emergency Medicine
  • Rheumatology

At least 16 months of training will be spent in posts involved in acute un-selected medical take.

West Yorkshire

With it's beautiful countryside, strong and varied industrial heritage and containing one of the largest and most diverse cities in the UK as it's unofficial capital (Leeds), West Yorkshire is a fantastic area to live and work in. Being based on the eastern side of the pennines doesn't just give this area fantastic landscapes, it means it's one of the driest areas of the UK as well!

Our major hospitals are:

  • Airedale
  • Bradford
  • Dewsbury
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield
  • Leeds (with both St James's and Leeds General Infirmary)
  • Pinderfields (in Wakefield)
  • Pontefract