Core/ IMT Doctors

Welcome to the Core/ IMT Doctors (Internal Medicine) webpage. Here you will find links and downloads to a variety of careers information and resources including  E-Modules and weblinks  to assist you in effective career planning and decision making.

Due to the Covid Pandemic, the application timteline for ST3/4 medical training posts has been moved forward to Nov/Dec 2020 limiting time to make important career decsions. This being so we have developed the following resources and links to support you:

1. Career Planning

The SCAN Career Planning Model 

This career planning model specifically designed for health professionals sets out a 4-stage structure for your career planning:

  • Self Awareness supports you in considering what is important to you in your career
  • Career Exploration lets you consider resources and strategy needed to inform the decisions you are making, 
  • Arriving at your decision allows you to weigh up the options 
  • Next Steps helps you plan the actions you need to take to submit a good application to specialty or other post foundation option.  

An explanation of each of the four stages and supporting exercises can be found at this link: SCAN Career Planning Resources


Career Planning for Core Doctors E-Module (eLfH)

This e-learning resource is hosted by elfh (e-learning for healthcare).  Divided into 4 short modules to represent each of the stages in the SCAN model this course will demonstrate how to apply the findings from the exercises to the decision making process.  Each module is supported by a workbook which contains many of the exercises on our website and more.  There is also further information in the course to support the range of options open to you including specialty, Gap year and non-medical  options.  Details of how to access these modules can be found by following the link: Career Planning for Core Doctors


GAP/F3 Options

There are a variety of options than can be considered to ensure a fulfilling and productive GAP/F3 year including fellowships, further study, volunteering and travel opportunities. Further information and resources on all these options can be found here: GAP/F3 Resources


Portfolio Careers

You may wish to consider current opportunites to develop a portfolio career alongside or external to a clinical career. Further information and resoruces can be found here: Portfolio Careers


1-2-1 Appointments

Many of you will find that the resources listed above will help you resolve your career questions and queries, however if you still feel it would be helpful to explore your career planning and decision making further through weighing up your career or GAP options, we can offer impartial and confidential 1-2-1 appointments with expert career coaches: Careers Application Form

[Please note we will not be able to give advice and guidance on the application process during 1-2-1 appointments- Please refer to the resources listed below]


2. ST3/4 Medical Recruitment

National Recruitment Lead : ST3 Recruitment

ST3/4 Medical Person specifications

ST3/4 Medical Competition Ratios

Further career information on medical specialities:


Health Careers  


PGDME Portal

This London Deanery portal gives specific links and FAQs on both speciality and recruitment queries:

It is also a good idea to have conversations with senior trainees or consultants within the specialties in which you have an interest as well as your supervisors


London/KSS Deanery medical speciality schools

Info on programme providers and key contacts: LondonKSS schools


3. IMT 

National Recruitment Lead: IMT Recruitment

IMT 1-3 Training - FAQs Including questions around Recruitment, ACCS, Academic training and Group 1&2 specialities: IMT FAQs