Speciality trainees in the 'acute' medical specilities (cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, diabetes/endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, rheumatology) will continue to have the opportunity to train in general medicine as well as their chosen specialty, and the Yorkshire School of Postgraduate Medicine strongly encourages trainees to avail themselves of this opportunity, which will enable them to apply for consultant posts with a commitment to the acute medical take.

G(I)M is a very rewarding part of medical practice and ensures that the consultant physician is able not only to manage the acutely unwell medical patient, but recognize disease related to other specialties in patients under their care and arrange timely and effective intervention for such co-morbidities.