This year the GMC approved the new CCT in Intensive Care Medicine which will replace the former Joint CCT. As with any other primary speciality, ICM now needs to set up a DH approved National Recruitment process against very tight timeframes set by the national recruitment processes. Uniquely, ICM must design a system that permits trainees to undertake either Single CCT training or Dual CCT recruitment with a number of partner specialties.
The timeframe has necessitated rapid decision making and has limited the opportunities for extensive consultation. The Faculty has however worked very closely with our partner specialties and with COPMeD, the GMC and the DoH. The Faculty hopes this general release of FAQs will answer all major queries relating to ICM National Recruitment for August 2012. If your query is not covered below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Partner specialties: The CCT Programmes that a doctor may do as part of a Joint CCT or Dual CCT Programmes with ICM. Please see the FAQs on Dual CCTs Programmes for further information.
The Joint CCT in ICM: This is the current CCT curriculum in ICM which was completed in conjunction with a partner specialty (e.g. Anaesthetics or Respiratory Medicine). Recruitment to this CCT will end in July 2013 (see Section 4 below for further information). The current Joint CCT in ICM is available here: http://www.ficm.ac.uk/icmcctcurriculum/jointcctinicm.ashx.
The CCT in ICM (2011): This is the newly approved CCT curriculum in ICM. It will now be possible to train entirely as an intensivist. The new curriculum allows the accepted cores of Core Anaesthetic Training, Core Medical Training and Acute Care Common Stem (all branches) as entry routes to its higher programme. It is also possible to be appointed to more than one CCT programme – that is, to undertake Dual CCT Programmes in ICM and in a partner specialty. Please note that there is no Dual Programme of training in ICM – there is only the new ICM programme, which can be undertaken in conjunction with another CCT programme, thus leading to the award of two independent CCTs. Please see below for further information on Dual certification. The new CCT in ICM is available here: http://www.ficm.ac.uk/icmcctcurriculum.ashx.
Dual CCT Programmes: Two independent CCT programmes will allow doctors to train in both ICM and a partner specialty and obtain CCTs in both specialties. Please see the FAQs below for further details.
Stepped recruitment: In order to access Dual CCT training, it is necessary to be successfully appointed to a programme in ICM and one of the partner specialties in different recruitment episodes (i.e. ICM in August 2012 and then Renal Medicine in August 2013 or vice versa). Further information on stepped recruitment is in the relevant FAQs below.