General Internal Medicine (GIM)


Training in General Internal Medicine (GIM) offers dynamic and challenging acquisition of the skills and competencies that are needed to allow consultants to gain 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 progressive programmes has over 1000 trainees and offers training opportunities at prestigious teaching centres at leading hospitals 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. 



The vision for the London/KSS School of Clinical Oncology is: 

  • World class education for world-class healthcare 

  • Excellence of postgraduate training and education 

  • Producing clinical leaders of tomorrow 


Training Programme 

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.