Equivalence for Core Programmes

Intensive Care Medicine does not have its own core training programme but instead accepts trainees from the following core programmes:

  • Acute Care Common Stem (Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine) (ACCS)

  • Core Anaesthetic Training (CAT)

  • Internal Medicine Training (IMT)

Equivalence for these core programmes MUST be sought through the respective College’s process. The FICM does not manage equivalence to our partner Colleges' core programmes.

Anaesthetics (via CAT or ACCS)

This is managed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Equivalence is managed via the RCoA Confirmation of Core Level Equivalence form. 

Queries should be directed to the RCoA Training Helpdesk.  

Emergency Medicine (via ACCS)

There is currently no equivalence accepted for core Emergency Medicine training.  Any further questions about this should be directed to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine training@rcem.ac.uk

Medicine (via IMT or ACCS)

This is managed by the Specialty Recruitment Office of the Royal College of Physicians

Questions may be directed to the RCP Training Helpdesk.

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