Training and development (rehabilitation medicine)

This page provides useful information on the training and development for this specialty and also has tips for people at all stages of their training including medical school.

Entry into rehabilitation medicine can be through a variety of core training routes.

Completion of foundation training and core training are essential. Applicants should hold full MRCP (UK) if their background is core medical training (CMT)/internal medicine stage 1 training or acute care common stem training (ACCS). Rehabilitation medicine is also open to those who have completed core surgical training including the MRCS examination, Core psychiatry training including MRCPsych or general practice specialty training including MRCGP. Not all applicants who meet the required standard to continue will necessarily be offered a post due to the level of competition.

Trainees can enter specialty training in rehabilitation medicine at ST3 level. Specialty training takes a minimum of four years.

Stroke medicine is a sub-specialty training programme open to rehabilitation trainees. Trainees should express an interest in stroke training before their final year so that the first year of stroke training can be integrated into their main specialty training. A second year of advanced stroke medicine training is required to reach the level required of consultants. Entry to stroke training is by competitive interview.

Getting in tips

These tips will give you some ideas to add to your CV. 

Whether you're a medical student, foundation trainee or doing your core specialty training, there's information below to help you. 

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