Recruitment 2020

Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) National Recruitment 17-19 March 2020 POSTPONED

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a decision has been made to cancel the ICM interviews being held between 17-19 March 2020, for admission to the Intensive Care Medicine Specialty Training Programme.

Please see HEE letter to applicants here.


National recruitment for ICM began in 2012 with the launch of the new single curriculum.  Between 2012-2019 900+ doctors have joined the new curriculum, with the number growing year on year. 

2020 Recruitment Timeline
21 January 2020Advertisement appears on NHS Jobs, BMJ and Oriel
10am 29 Jan 2020 – 10am 24 February 2020Application window
20 Feb – 9 March 2020Window for longlisting 
From Monday 9 March 2020Candidates invited to interview
17, 18 and 19 March 2020Interview dates held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club
30 March 2020First wave of offers
1 May 2020 1pmDeadline for holding offers


Discover ICM and Key updates 
Discover ICMThis resource aims to give a quick and easy introduction to a career in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), providing direct information and links to useful online resources
Our Key updates are listed here.


Eligibility, Person Specifications and Applications
National Recruitment for ICM will be for doctors starting in ST3 on the new curriculum.  Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) run the ICM National Recruitment Office on behalf of the Faculty.  Each year they develop a HEWM website which contains all of the information you need on applying and submitting your application.  


Core programme equivalence
ICM has no core programme and accepts applicants from the Acute Care Common Stream, Core Anaesthetics Training and Core Medicine Training.  Guidance on getting equivalence for core programmes is available here.


Recruitment data
For details on regional training and units please see our unit briefs 


The Recruitment Team
Recruitment is the responsibility of the Careers, Recruitment & Workforce Committee (FICMCRW), which is chaired by Dr Jack Parry-Jones.  The CRW features representation from the Lead Dean, The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board.  Dr Parry-Jones leads on matters relating to recruitment (assessment, training and quality assurance).  James Goodwin, Natalie Bell and Susan Hall lead on recruitment for the Faculty Secretariat. 
The HEWM Team can be contacted at  

Important Links