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The collaboration between the Federation of Royal College of Physicians in the UK and Aster MIMS, Kannur has established a cutting-edge Internal Medicine Training programme. This initiative aims to train young graduate doctors to the same high standards as in the UK, following the UK curriculum and assessments. The demand for physicians capable of effectively managing acute and chronic medical conditions, while providing top-notch care for both inpatients and outpatients, is evident. This curriculum will equip physicians with the necessary skills to meet these demands.

Aster MIMS, Kannur has been delivering the complete IMT Stage 1 UK programme, along with the ePortfolio, since 2022. In 2023, after one year of completion, the programme underwent its first full accreditation, which took place on the day following the initial ARCP visit. The five trainees participating in the programme presented comprehensive evidence that they had successfully fulfilled all mandatory requirements of the curriculum. A member of the visiting team, who also serves as a UK Head of School, praised Aster MIMS, Kannur for its exceptional supervision and organization under the Training Programme Director. Additionally, they highlighted the positive culture exhibited by the entire faculty and hospital, emphasizing their commitment to excellence in training. The visiting team also acknowledged the opportunities provided by the developing geriatrics center of excellence. Since 2022, a total of twelve candidates have been enrolled at Aster MIMS, Kannur.

The Federation grants three categories of accreditations, with the most prestigious one being the Level 3 international accreditation from UK IMT. Attaining this accreditation signifies that the curriculum delivery of the programme at Aster MIMS, Kannur is on par with that of a UK programme, as recognized by 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:·

Aster MIMS, Kannur - Invites applications for the following course - 2024 Academic session

Internal Medicine Training (UK - Stage 1) In association with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), United Kingdom


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Application Fee - Rs.1000/-

Please feel free to contact our Academic Coordinator on +91 6235657000 [email protected]/

During this period, the trainees are required to successfully complete the entire program, which includes workplace-based assessments and their MRCP(UK) examinations. The MRCP(UK) PACES examination, also known as the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills, is conducted at Aster Kannur and other locations in India. This examination is specifically designed to evaluate the clinical knowledge and skills of aspiring specialist doctors. Prior to taking PACES, trainees must have passed the Part 1 written examination within the past 7 years. The examination maintains rigorous standards to ensure that trainees possess a wide range of skills and are prepared to deliver a high level of care to patients.

Eligibility for applying for the IMT programme in Aster Kannur:

  • 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.

Applying for the IMT

Application with application-fee to be submitted online ( Applications open in June every year. Trainees join in September every year.

Counselling and Fee Payment

Candidates, who qualify the interview, will be called for a spot counselling which is held in Aster Kannur 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.

8 candidates will be trained in a year (at present).

Exit Examination

Conducted by Royal College of Physicians UK and award of MRCP.


Time Line

1Applications are open from / IMT application onlineJune 1, 2024
2Last date of receipt of applicationJuly 15, 2024 (Till 05:00PM)
3Publication of provisional candidate list19-07-2024
5Publication of final list of selected candidates31-07-2024
6Counselling and Fee payment15-08-2024
7Joining for IMT program01-09-2024

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