The West Midlands is an exciting place to train for many reasons. Trainees have the opportunity to train in hospitals situated large urban areas, more deprived inner cities, as well as more rural and affluent areas. It therefore has a multicultural diversity and trainees are exposed to a wide spectrum of medical diseases and conditions. There is also a mixture of university teaching hospitals, district general hospitals and renowned research centres.

The following acute trusts in the West Midlands deliver IM training:


  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation NHS Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust


During the first 2 years, each trainee will rotate through 6 posts each lasting 4 months. IM Year 3 will consist of two 6-month posts (one of which will be Acute Medicine and the other a medical specialty)