The Federation of Royal Colleges of the UK has announced that the new Internal Medicine (IM) stage 1 curriculum has been approved by the General Medical Council (GMC). 

This new curriculum focuses on learning outcomes through the achievement of capabilities in practice (CiPs) and generic professional capabilities (GPCs), successfully moving away from the often criticised ‘tick box’ approach for previous curricula. It will produce doctors with the skills needed to manage patients presenting with a wide range of general medical symptoms and conditions. They will be entrusted to undertake the role of the medical registrar in NHS district general and teaching hospitals and prepared for the next stage of higher specialty training.

IM stage 1 training is a three-year programme and will replace core medical training (CMT) from August 2019.

For further information on the IM stage 1 curriculum visit the JRCPTB website.