Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Internal Medical Training

If you're looking for high quality medicine training, the East Midlands is the perfect place to live and work. Offering world-class facilities, training from internationally regarded experts and unrivalled academic opportunities, you'll develop your career in one of the country's most accessible and vibrant regions.

Thanks to the unique geography of the East Midlands, getting around by road and rail is easy. The major cities in the region are only around 30 to 50 miles apart meaning you and your family will be able to put down roots, safe in the knowledge that you don't face a lengthy commute or the prospect of moving home.

When you undertake your Internal Medicine Training in the East Midlands you will have weekly bleep free afternoon sessions taking you, over three years, through the whole curriculum. You'll join a scheme designed to give you a wide range of experience in big city and rural hospitals, general medicine, the medical specialties, intensive care medicine and the treatment of chronic disorders. Rotations will be comprised of 4 month attachments in the first 2 years, with 4 months of mandatory Health Care of the Elderly in IM Year 1, and, a 4 month ITU attachment in IM Year 2. The IM3 year will be two 6 month jobs in acute internal medicine and a medical specialty. You will be supported in your work as a junior registrar including growing your confidence to run a take as well as preparing you for higher specialty training. We will aim to accommodate 6 months of the specialty of your choice within your IM3 year, with details of the allocation process being communicated as it becomes available.

The hospitals where you will be based are amongst the busiest in the country, providing you with a high volume of work and a wealth and variety of clinical experience. You'll be exposed to both specialist environments (such as haematology and hepatology) but also to unselected admissions, giving you the best of both worlds.

We are committed to teaching and to your future as a hospital consultant. During your time with us we will provide the following;

•        Local, specialty and regional (school) induction

•        A procedural skills course in all three years

•        Weekly afternoon bleep free teaching

•        Teaching following a rolling curriculum – over the program you will cover the entire curriculum

•        Simulation training at IM1 on human factors, and, IM3 on acute medical scenarios, aimed at preparing you to be a HST

•        A regional careers options event

•        PACES teaching and mock examinations

•        An IM conference with inspirational national speakers

•        Management and leadership teaching

•        QIP teaching

If you're interested in research, the region boasts nine Universities including two of the UK's top 25. You will have plenty of opportunity for research, PhDs and medical education while the school actively encourages 'out of programme' experiences in both research and teaching.

You will also be able to afford to live here. Houses are affordable, both to buy and rent, and you can easily afford to live in the city centre, plush suburbs or picturesque villages.

*Please note that due to individual Trust service reconfigurations, occasionally some post specialties may change.


Interested in Health Inequalities and Developing your Leadership Skills?

The East Midlands are excited to offer an innovative programme for a select number of IMT1 trainees starting in August 2023. Trainees will be able to undertake the ‘Enhance’ programme in Leadership and Social Medicine alongside Internal Medicine Training, receiving specialist training in areas such as health inequalities and public health. The ‘Enhance’ programme will span the 3 years of IMT Stage 1 training, with allocated time dedicated to ‘Enhance’ activities. Trainees will have the unique opportunity to rotate into a four month community placement, whilst also undertaking acute hospital on-calls. They would also be offered immersive experiences with voluntary organisations, to work on projects aimed at making tangible changes for the local community and tackling health inequalities. Time spent in community placements will still count towards IMT Stage 1 training. These programmes will be clearly indicated within the region's preferences when available for selection.

An HEE video detailing potential future opportunities available for trainees undertaking this program is available. If you require further information, please email