Core medicine

Core training at Imperial Lead Provider

Preparing you for a career in medicine

Welcome to the North West London core medicine training programme.

Our comprehensive programme will prepare you for life as a medical registrar and subsequently a consultant. You will complete a series of challenging and rewarding hospital placements and teaching sessions to gain a wealth of sought-after experience in general internal medicine and acute internal medicine. We will equip you with the clinical and generic skills and competencies outlined in the national core medicine curriculum.

Throughout the two-year programme you will work closely with consultants and specialist nurses to ensure high quality patient care. You will care for a variety of patients with multiple conditions and complex needs. You will also have access to our unique simulation training modules, which will enhance your clinical and leadership skills and give you the opportunity to experience responding to crisis situations.

By training in North West London, you will benefit from an area with the highest concentration of teaching hospitals in the UK. All hospital trusts in our region, and within this programme, have links to Imperial College London and the Imperial Academic Health Science Centre. The Imperial AHSC prides itself on taking the latest research discoveries and translating them quickly into medical advances for the benefit of patients.

High pass rates

You will be pleased to hear that Imperial Lead Provider has one of the highest pass rates in the UK for the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) examination. All core medicine trainees are required to pass this examination in order to progress into specialist training.

On-going support

During your time on the core medicine programme you will receive support from a network of people dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your training. You will have plenty of opportunities to talk to your clinical supervisor, educational supervisor, college tutor and programme director.

We are always keen to receive your feedback on the training programme. If you have any comments on the format or content of the programme, or if you have any questions, you can speak to your elected trainee representative or local training leads who will raise your concerns at the quarterly regional training meetings. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please contact us here.

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Getting your place

    • Imperial College Healthcare
      Lead Provider

      We provide pioneering core, specialty and GP medical postgraduate training across North West London.

      To support you throughout your professional development, we have a range of integrated training options across 28 specialties, which are led by expert faculty staff.

      Find out how to apply

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