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Published 10/12/2021

Dual/Triple CCT training

It is also possible to dual/triple train in ICM and a second specialty. There are currently five GMC approved dual/triple ICM CCT programmes:

  • Acute Internal Medicine and General Internal Medicine
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Renal Medicine and General Internal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine

Dual/triple training can bring its own benefit to training with a number of transferrable skills, varied work and complimentary curricula.

Doctors on the dual/triple ICM CCT will need to acquire the full capabilities of each specialty's curricula but by a suitable choice of training attachments and educational interventions this can be achieved without undue prolongation of training.

For those undertaking a dual/triple programme, all the respective CCTs have to be awarded simultaneously.

Whilst the numbers choosing to do the single ICM CCT is increasing, dual training remains the most common option with survey data from interviewees at the last three recruitment rounds showing that the number of trainees wanting to undertake a Dual CCTs programme was on average 93%.