“MRCP at your Doorstep”
First IMT Programme at KIMS Trivandrum
KIMS Healthcare Group, a known brand for quality healthcare delivery in India and in the GCC, has its flagship hospital in Trivandrum, Kerala. It is a 650-bed multi-specialty quaternary care facility, which has emerged as one of the leading Research and Academic Centers in South India, with a global outreach. KIMS has covetable national and international accreditations like NABH & ACHSI.
KIMS is joining hands with the Federation of Royal College of Physicians (RCP) which comprises the RCPs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and London to conduct the unique Internal Medicine Training programme (IMT),till recently termed as Core Medical Training(CMT) a three year residency programme for training and educating aspiring MRCP candidates to ensure success and matching the high standards as in the UK.
The MRCP conducted by the RCP is getting more and more popular in India and many graduates from India fail the MRCP examination purely because of lack of training. Therefore KIMS aim to extend a structured teaching program which promises to provide the much-needed training for candidates by faculties who have extensive teaching experience and knowledge in MRCP. KIMS also wants to cultivate the clinical approach of MRCP training to improve patient care.
IMT curriculum will provide physicians with the above skills. The trainees have to complete the full IMT program including workplace-based assessments and their MRCP (UK) examinations during this period. The MRCP (UK) Part 3 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) – PACES examination is held in Kochi and other sites in India. The MRCP (UK) PACES exam is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training in UK. Trainees must have passed the Part 1 written examination within the last 7 years before taking PACES. The exam sets rigorous standards to ensure that trainees are competent across a range of skills and ready to provide a high standard of care to patients. In PACES, candidates are assessed on their ability to carry out essential clinical skills. Candidates undergoing IMT in Kims are considered equivalent to those completing the program in the UK and have an equal chance to proceed for higher specialty training in the UK. (PLAB exempted). The first IMT program at KIMS commences in September 2019.
KIMS Healthcare Management Limited in association with the JOINT ROYAL COLLEGES OF PHYSICIANS TRAINING BOARD (JRCPTB), UK invites applications for the THREE YEAR INTERNAL MEDICINE TRAINING (Total number of seats: 12)
Interview: August 2019
Final Selection Declaration: 15th August 2019
Acceptance of seat by candidates
and Counseling (Payment of Fees): 26th August 2019 onwards
Course Starts on 1st September 2019.
Application is received online (further details of the program are available on the above-mentioned website). For any queries, please contact 91 471 2941399 / 2941306. There is a fee of Rs.2000/- for applying, the details of which are shown in the website.
Eligibility for the IMT programme
- Candidates must hold an MBBS degree from one of the recognized National or International Medical Institutions which are listed by the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
- Candidates must have completed the mandatory internship and received the permanent registration from Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC).
- Students will be ranked for interview according to their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET)score.
For further information on IMT please visit https://www.jrcptb.org.uk/about-us/international-programme-accreditation
**The revised Kims Gold guide second edition 2019 will be updated soon. The first edition gold guide is for the CMT program, however, for submission of application and the selection process the guidelines remain the same.