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Published 10/12/2021

Dual CCT training

It is also possible to dual train in ICM and a second specialty. There are currently five GMC approved dual programmes:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine

Dual training can bring its own benefit to training with a number of transferrable skills, varied work and complimentary curriculums.

Dual trainees will need to acquire the full competencies of both disciplines but by a suitable choice of training attachments and educational interventions this can be achieved without undue prolongation of training.

For those undertaking a dual programme, both CCTs have to be awarded simultaneously.

Whilst the numbers choosing to do single CCT is increasing, dual training remains the most common option with survey data from interviewees at the last three recruitment rounds showing that the number of trainees wanting to undertake a Dual CCTs programme was on average 93%. 

It is also possible to obtain Triple CCTs with ICM and some physician specialties

Dual and Triple CCT programme Guidance is available here.