Internal Medicine Training programme in Aster Medcity is a new partnership between the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Colleges of Physicians in the UK and Aster Medcity. Physician training of young graduate doctors will be delivered to the same standard as in the UK, undertaking the same UK curriculum and assessments. There is undoubtedly a need for physicians with the ability to investigate, treat and diagnose patients with acute and chronic medical symptoms, with the provision of high quality review skills for inpatients and outpatients fulfilling the requirement of specialist-led continuity of care. This curriculum will provide physicians with these skills.
Aster Medcity has been offering the full UK IMT programme including the ePortfolio from 2017. The programme received its first full accreditation visit in 2018 after completion of one year – on the next day of the first ARCP (Annual Review Of Competence Progression) visit. The 12 trainees attending the programme provided comprehensive evidence that all thirty-six mandatory requirements of the curriculum had been met. A member of the visiting team, who is also a UK Head of School, commented that Aster Medcity is the most impressive Core Medical Training Centre (Core Medical Training (CMT) has been replaced by Internal Medicine Training (IMT) stage 1 in 2019) he has ever visited. 59 candidates have been enrolled at Aster Medcity from 2017.
The Federation approves three types of accreditations - the highest being UK IMT international accreditation Level 3. Achieving this means that the programme at Aster Medcity is equivalent to UK programme in terms of educational delivery of curriculum, as per JRCPTB and the Federation.
Accredited by: Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, UK
For further information on IMT stage-1 please visit
Link to International Accreditation:-
The trainees have to complete the full programme including work place based assessments and their MRCP(UK) examinations during this period. The MRCP(UK) PACES examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills), is held in Aster Medcity and other sites in India. The MRCP(UK) PACES examination is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter specialist training. Trainees must have passed the Part 1 written examination within the last 7 years before taking PACES. The examination sets rigorous standards to ensure that trainees are competent across a range of skills and ready to provide a high standard of care to patients.
RECRUITMENT OF CANDIDATES FOR IMT PROGRAMME
- Candidates must hold an MBBS degree from one of the recognized National or International Medical Institutions which are listed by the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
- Candidates must have completed the mandatory internship and after that have acquired permanent registration from Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)
- Candidates who are still completing their internship may apply but only if it ends by 31st March of the year.
- Candidates will indicate their MCI registration status and provide their right to work in India.
The purpose of this is to ensure that the process for entry into postgraduate training programmes are fair and transparent It consists of marks for aptitude for training, communication skills, ethical skills, clinical skills, extra curricular activities, paper presentations , publications and any other degrees obtained.
Interview panel consist of persons who have been trained in selection principles and processes.
Curriculum of JRCPTB (Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, UK)
Application with application-fee to be submitted online (www.asterhospitals.in). Applications open in April every year. Trainees join in July every year.
Candidates , who qualify the interview, will be called for a spot counselling which is held in Aster Medcity and the candidates who pay the full fee for the 1st year of training will be offered seats for the IMT, based on their ranking.
15 candidates will be trained in a year (at present).
Conducted by Royal College of Physicians UK and award of MRCP.