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Dropping GIM from Dual Specialty Training
A trainee wishing to drop GIM from their dual Specialty Training Programme must obtain written approval from their Specialty Training Committee Chair/Programme Director and the Head of the School of Medicine. 

Once written approval has been granted by the Specialty Training Committee Chair/Programme Director it is the trainee’s responsibility to send this to the Specialty Lead at the Deanery (Doreen Davis) for consideration of the Head of the School of Medicine.

Once approved by the Head of the School of Medicine, the trainee must send a copy of this written approval to Victoria Brown at the JRCPTB so that a revised provisional CCT date can be calculated if necessary.

Please note that dropping GIM does not automatically mean a reduction of 12 months from the provisional CCT date.  The length of reduction will need to take into account the amount of GIM focused training already completed and competencies remaining.

Trainees should note that:

  • Once approval has been granted, it will not be possible to guarantee future training posts which do not require a GIM component

  • If rotated into a post which includes Specialty and GIM duties, trainees who have dropped their GIM training will still be expected to continue to undertake the GIM duties to ensure balance of training across the programme trainees

  • Once a trainee has been granted approval to drop GIM from dual training, it will not be possible to reinstate GIM accreditation