General Internal Medicine (G(I)M)

Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for General Internal Medicine: Dr Emma Thomas (Based at Royal Cornwall Hospital) and Dr Jonathan Hacon (Based at Torbay Hospital)

(Interim) Head of School of Medicine: Dr Kathy Woolson

Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson

Education programme coordinator: Kayleigh Merry



First point of contact for GIM trainees at a local level

Dr Mahdi Abusalameh - Exeter

Dr Chrissy Beasley - Plymouth

Dr Jareer Raza - Barnstaple

Dr Katie Wallace - Cornwall

Dr Jonathan Hacon - Torbay 


Health Education South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for General Internal Medicine.

Information about the Specialty

HEE South West dual accredits all of its acute specialties with General Internal Medicine, we do not run a single accrediting programme in this specialty. 

Specialties with dual accreditation in G(I)M

Acute Medicine


Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus


Geriatric Medicine

Renal Medicine

Respiratory Medicine


Accrediting acute specialties with ICM Training programmes

Trainees looking to dual accredit with an acute medical specialty cannot triple accredit with General Internal Medicine however as all acute training programme are dual accrediting with G(I)M and assigned accordingly within the trusts. There will be an expectation that trainees dual accrediting in ICM and acute medical specialties will partake in the G(I)M rotas within each of the trusts even though they will not accredit in the specialty.   


Annual Assessment Information

Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP). Details of these assessments can be found within the assessment pages. By clicking on the your specialty you will find the requirements for your assessment. The checklists are by no means exhaustive and it is advised that you communicate with your Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor for more detailed requirement information once you have been scheduled for an assessment Please use these checklists as a guide when preparing for your assessment. Its is your responsibility to check what is expected of you and prepare accordingly. The JRCPTB website is an invaluable source of assessment information.

The Training Hospitals

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay Hospital (South Devon Healthcare Trust)

Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

North Devon Healthcare Trust

Related sites

JRCPTB Website - General Internal medicine


                    G(I)M Regional Training Days 2022 / 2023



                        18th October 2022 - All day

                          North Bristol Hospital

     7th November 2022 - 14:00 - 16:45

               Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital                     

        8th November 2022 - 14:00 - 17:00

                               Torbay Hospital

             8th December 2022 - All day 

                              Taunton Hospital

                 24th January 2023  - All day

                             Cornwall Hospital

                        28th February 2023 

                   (Anticipated to be all day)

            Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

8th June 2023 

Swindon Hospital 

27th September 2023  

Yeovil Hospital