General Internal Medicine (G(I)M)

Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology: Dr Kathy Woolson (Based at Royal Cornwall Hospital)

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Helen Waters

Associate Dean for Medicine: Dr Hui Lam

Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson

Education programme coordinator: 



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


All of our G(I)M is link to a parent specialty, we do not offer specialty training in G(I)M alone. 


G(I)M Regional Training Days 

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