Training and development (respiratory 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.

You will need to complete core training after your two-year foundation programme. Core training has a choice of two pathways:

Applicants for specialty training at ST3 should also hold the full MRCP (UK). 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 respiratory medicine at ST3 level after completing core training (or an equivalent pathway). ST3 training takes a minimum of four years.

Most trainees decide to train in both GIM and respiratory medicine. To do so, they must compete for a place on a dual CCT programme and spend a minimum of five years in ST3 specialty training.

Getting tips 

If you follow these tips, they will give you valuable experience 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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