Entry to Specialty

Geriatric Medicine is a Group 1 dual CCT specialty linked with Internal Medicine. Some Geriatric Medicine trainees also undertake additional training to obtain a further CCT in Stroke Medicine. 

 

Entry into Geriatric Medicine is possible following successful completion of both a foundation programme and a core training programme (after 3 years of IMT). Higher specialist training in Geriatric Medicine starts at ST4 and lasts for four years.

 

Entry to Geriatric Medicine is competitive and so preparation and demonstration of commitment to specialty, evidence of delivery of teaching and quality improvement as well as evidence of academic achievement is important in the selection process. A period of time in a Geriatric Medicine unit in Foundation or Internal Medicine training prior to application will be beneficial.

 

There are excellent opportunities to undertake less than full time training and over a third of specialist registrars currently in programme are training LTFT.

 

 

 

 

Page Last Updated 8th December 2020