In addition to internal medicine training, there is an alternative route into physicianly training - via acute care common stem (ACCS).
The aim of ACCS training is to produce multi-competent junior doctors able to recognise and manage the sick patient, and who have the complementary specialty training required for higher specialty training.
ACCS-IM is a four-year programme during which trainees will get experience of acute medicine, critical care, anaesthetics, emergency medicine and general medical specialties.
Recruitment to ACCS is done via separate streams, dependent on the parent specialty. While the first two years of ACCS will share a common curriculum, and any competences acquired are transferable, Internal Medicine Stage 1 Curriculum it is not possible to switch between ACCS career paths without a further competitive selection process.
Candidates are therefore advised to select their initial ACCS pathway of choice with care.
Please visit the ACCS website for more information.