Box 1.

Top tips for getting internal medicine training ready

  • Ensure training programmes provide:

    • ‘acute unselected take’ to meet curricular requirements of 500 patients in 3 years

    • outpatient clinics to meet curricular requirements of 80 clinics in 3 years

    • critical care placements

    • opportunities to practise procedural skills

    • opportunities to apply palliative care skills

    • adequate induction for trainees and trainers.

  • Ensure trainees meet with their educational supervisor within 4 weeks of commencing a post.