Discover ICM: Find your future career

Published 03/12/2021

Should I apply for ICM or the partner specialty first?

Doctors will be able to apply for either ICM or the partner specialty first (Acute medicine,
Anaesthetics, Emergency medicine, Renal medicine, Respiratory medicine) and it is expected doctors may initially apply for both at the same recruitment episode in order to increase their appointment opportunities.

It will be down to local regions to advise their applicants based on their individual circumstances about which specialty they should accept an offer from first. Applicants may choose to accept the offer from the specialty where there are less posts/greater competition or the specialty that they are prepared to train in solely, as they may not
succeed in getting a second CCT programme offer.