Core medical training

Lectures and seminars 1

Core medical training (CMT) is the first stage of specialty training for most doctors training as physicians, that is, those specialties managed by the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB). 

As lead provider for core medical training for the South East, we have excellent partnerships with local education providers, with whom we share best practice and support trainees across the sector.

King's offers full support for CMT. You may also find the online resources offered by the Synapse networking forum useful.

CMT programme and support 


The ePortfolio is a central web-based tool that allows helps you to plan and develop your learning throughout CMT to attain the competencies defined in the curricula. It also provides a:

All trainees on CMT programmes use the JRCPTB ePortfolio

It's your responsibility to enter information into the ePortfolio but supervisors also have access to shared parts of it and are responsible for recording appraisal outcomes and signing off the record of competence.

CMT teaching

Denmark Hill Site - In preparation for the MRCP exams, we offer fortnightly courses in the Jan Welch suite at the Weston Education Centre (WEC). Lunch is often sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.

For more information about the teaching programme, contact the Local CMT coordinator Vivian Anyaegbuna:

PRUH Site - Weekly CMT Teaching takes place in the Education Centre on a Wednesday lunchtime from 1pm -2pm. For more information about the teaching programme, please contact Lillian Atewojaye: 

PACES bedside teaching

 - PACES exams are held three times a year. We organise evening bedside teaching at least twice a week. Six trainees are allowed per session and these are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Denmark Hill Site -For further details of the teaching programme, contact the Local CMT coordinator Vivian Anyaegbuna:  

PRUH Site - For further details please contact coordinator Lillian Atewojaye

Mock Paces Examination

The next Mock Paces Examination is being held at King's on 31 October 2016.  For more information, click here.

Simulation session

Simulation training sessions are held regularly in the WEC Conference Centre, Denmark Hill Site and the PRUH Site. These prepare trainees for real-life situations using realistic scenarios in a safe environment. 

Generic study days 

These form part of CMT and must be attended by all CMT trainees. To book the two mandatory courses and one optional course, contact the Sector CMT coordinator Vivian Anyaegbuna:


The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is a formal review of how well a trainee is progressing in relation to their learning agreement for their training programme and assesses their ability to progress to the next level. The ARCP is underpinned by appraisal, assessment and annual planning. The reviews take place in the 8th, 16th and 23rd month of CMT.

For your ARCP you need to do 10 WPBAs with at least ACATs, three of which should be done by consultant. The ARCP decision aid explains the stages in more detail.

Careers advice

You should initially talk to your local Training Programme Directors (TPDs) about all careers issues. If you are not satisfied with the outcome or still have concerns, a meeting will be arranged with a selection of consultants from the SE sector TPDs as they are in the best position to assist. The London Deanery's careers advice team should be contacted only if all other avenues have been followed and are to be used as a final resort.

Peer coaching and mentoring

We support our trainees to meet their full potential so we have set up the CMT Peer Mentoring/Coaching Scheme, whereby CMT2 trainees mentor/coach CMT1 trainees, on a voluntary basis.

For more information, contact:

Denmark Hill Site


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