Specialty Applications

Internal Medicine Training (inc. ACCS Internal Medicine) CT1 Competition Ratios

The competition ratio for Internal Medicine Training (inc. ACCS Internal Medicine) CT1 training posts in 2023 was 2.64:1. 4,406 applications were made for 1,670 posts. This is an increase of 398 applications (9.9%) compared to 2022, when 4,008 applications were made. The number of posts was 1.9% higher in 2023 compared to 2022 when 1,639 posts were available.

Data for Internal Medicine Training and ACCS Internal Medicine is combined as both specialties share the same application form, with applicants choosing whether to apply for the IMT or ACCS route during the application process. 

Internal Medicine Training was introduced in 2019, replacing the Core Medical Training programme. CMT data in this table has been renamed to IMT to  make it easier to compare data.

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This data has been taken from the reports available on NHS England’s Medical Specialty Training website (https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/). Data is presented here in a single table to make it easier to sort, filter and make comparisons across specialties, etc.

Competition for other specialties can be found on the main competition ratios page.

You can also view competition data for all specialties by year: 2023 competition ratios,  2022 competition ratios, 2021 competition ratios or training level: CT1/ST1 posts, ST3 posts and ST4 posts.

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