South Yorkshire Programme.

The Key Facts

The Programme: what does it include?

The two year programme is based in hospitals in South Yorkshire area: 1 year in DGH and 1 year in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals:

  • District General Hospitals: Barnsley District General Hospital,  Bassetlaw General Hospital, Chesterfield District General Hospital, Doncaster and Montague/Mexborough District Hospitals, Rotherham District General Hospital,
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: Northern General Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Weston Park Hospital,

The programme is designed around 6 x four month attachments in the major medical specialties with at least 4 of the 6 in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology , Diabetes and Endocrinology, Elderly Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Acute Medicine

Other four months attachments include:

  • Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Haematology, Dermatology, Genito-Urinary Medicine, Accident & Emergency Medicine, Rheumatology

PACES Course for South Yorkshire CMT’s  (course costs are covered by the Curriculum Delivery budget for CMT)

To book a place please see the information below;


Courses in the south are on the website under PACES courses 

Hull Royal Infirmary  

  • 16th and 17th September 2017
  • 10th and 11th February 2018
  • 5th and 6th May 2018

 contact Nikki Holmes or Samantha Edmond –

Calderdale & Huddersfield courses Contact Sue Burton - 

Leeds General Infirmary – for course dates contact Alison Freemantle

26 - 28th January 2018 Leeds

 Mid Yorks – contact Jane Matthews

 Faculty:  If any colleagues are willing to help out on any of these dates we would be most grateful of your assistance, please email with your availability.

CMT offers a broad based training in medical specialties. It keeps your options open for ST3 if you have not yet decided in which specialty you wish to specialise at ST3. Completion of CMT training and MRCP is mandatory for ST3 training to become a consultant in one of the 30 medical specialties and allows the possibility of dual accreditation in a specialty and general internal medicine.

The programme offers balance experience with 1 year each in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and a District General Hospital. The area is geographically compact – all hospitals are within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield – compare that to some other LETBs! We offer a structured 2 year programme of training days to support the general medicine curriculum and a PACES course within the region before every sitting of the PACES exam.

Sheffield and the surrounding areas are a great place to live. Sheffield is a green and vibrant city and boasts a lively night life, cultural events, shopping and outstanding sporting facilities. Sheffield and the surrounding towns are situated in the Peak District National Park popular with enthusiasts of walking, climbing and cycling.

You must have completed Foundation 2 competencies (or equivalent training) before the start of the rotation. To enter at Core Training Year 1 (CT1) you must not have done more than 18 months training after F2 in a medical specialty anywhere in the world. NB Take care that you are still eligible for CT1 if you decide to work abroad after F2. Check the person specification for CT1 or CT2 on

There will be a nationally coordinated on-line application process. You may register to apply from mid-November. Advertisements for round 1 CT1 rotations will be placed in BMJ, NHS jobs and MMC website from November. There is a short window for applications. If you send your application late it will be rejected from round 1. Round 2 for CT1 takes place in April but there will be less choice of rotation. CT2 recruitment for 1 year posts will take place in March. More information on MMC website and

No. Part 1 MRCP is not an entry criterion for CMT. However, most CMT trainers advise foundation trainees who wish to do CMT to study for MRCP part 1 in foundation years. It is possible to take the MRCP part 1 exam 12 months after graduation. Having MRCP part 1 at the start of CMT will give you a good knowledge base and allow you the best chance of achieving your part 2 written and PACES early in your CT2 year and before application for ST3.

Short listing of your application will be done centrally and there will be a national ranking of short-list scores. Candidates who pass short-listing will be offered one interview and in most cases this should be at their first choice UoA (unit of application). If the first choice UoA does not have sufficient interview capacity an interview at the second choice will normally be offered. The localities within Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber count as 1 UoA and the interviews are carried out on the same day, but candidates will be asked for their preference of locality. Provisional dates for Yorkshire CMT round 1 CT1 interviews are first week February. Posts are allocated following ranking of interview scores. 

The interview follows the national format of 3 structured stations with questions in the following areas:

  1. General questions regarding qualifications, application form, suitability for CMT training and commitment;
  2. Clinical scenario and this station includes assessment of verbal communication;
  3. Ethical and professional governance scenario

Build your CV and portfolio early. Include all your academic achievements, including distinctions, honours, prizes, essay competitions, audit prizes. Include management positions such as junior doctor representative. Engage in audit, presentations, and teaching and remember to evaluate these. Think about the skills required for CMT, do your research early and tailor your application to the post for which you are applying.  Draft your application form well before the deadline and review it with advice from your trainer. A specimen form will be available and full instructions for application will be on MMC or   Make sure you have answered exactly what the question asks for. Submit your application in good time in case of technical hitches – do not leave it until the last day.

Where can I find out more about CMT?

On Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board Website:


Useful Documentation

Job Description:    job description 

Presentations from CMT Teaching 8 September

Curriculum for CMT Medicine

CMT Booklet August 2016

CMT Decision Aids 2015


JRCPTB - Top Tips - making WPBAs work for you and your trainees

Top Tips WPBAs

Eportfolio Reviews 13 June 2017 

Face to Face
11 July 2017, Don Valley House Sheffield

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