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Internal Medical Training

Forms the first stage of specialty training for most doctors training in physicianly specialties and will prepare trainees for participating in the acute medical take at a senior level and managing patients with acute and chronic medical problems in outpatient and inpatient settings.
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Internal Medicine Training (IMT)
 IMT is a three year programme which will prepare doctors to become a medical registrar and provide them with the skills needed to manage patients presenting with a wide range of general medical symptoms and conditions.

All IMT trainees have a dedicated clinical supervisor who delivers individually tailored local weekly teaching sessions and is adept in clinical teaching and appraisal. All trainees are exposed to acute medical takes to ensure complete coverage of the IMT curriculum.

Our IMT trainees have the opportunity to rotate through the following specialities:

  • Acute Medicine (AMU)
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine Community
  • Geriatric Medicine Palliative Care
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke Medicine

More details about these posts can be found on the relevant specialty page

The training programme has been split into two groups which follow different pathways:

Group 1 – is dual training with internal medicine

Group 2 is a single CCT programme

Group 1 specialtiesGroup 2 specialties
Acute Internal MedicineAllergy
CardiologyAudio vestibular Medicine
Clinical Pharmacology & TherapeuticsAviation & Space Medicine
Endocrinology & Diabetes MellitusClinical Genetics
GastroenterologyClinical Neurophysiology
Genitourinary MedicineDermatology
Geriatric MedicineHaematology
Infectious Diseases (except when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology)Immunology
NeurologyInfectious Diseases (when dual with Medical Microbiology or Virology)
Palliative MedicineMedical Oncology
Renal MedicineMedical Ophthalmology
Respiratory MedicineNuclear Medicine
RheumatologyPaediatric Cardiology
Pharmaceutical Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sport and Exercise Medicine


Education and Clinical Teams

Dr Monira Rahman

College Tutor

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Dr Monira Rahman has been a Gastroenterology Consultant at SaSH since September 2016. Her main interests are Inflammatory bowel disease and Education. She qualified in medicine from St. Bart’s Hospital medical school with an Intercalated BSc degree in Pharmacology from King’s College London. She undertook Gastroenterology and G(I)M specialist training split between Oxford and South London deaneries and spent time as a Clinical Research Fellow at Oxford University.

She has 2 daughters and enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Ben Field


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Dr Ben Mearns who joined SASH in 2007, is a consultant in acute medicine and a geriatrician. He is chief of medicine and responsible for leading the extensive number of services within the medicine division; ranging from the emergency department (A&E) and cardiology to therapies and pharmacy.

He is passionate about patient engagement and the delivery of safe high quality care. He values the opportunity to hear from the people we care for and to ensure that their views are heard. He is a strong advocate of patient involvement in continuing to develop and improve the services we provide.

Dr Mearns is a member of the SASH executive committee and an active member of the transformation guiding team. He is also a senior associate at the Nuffield Trust.

Education Campus Reception

01737 231722

SASH Education Campus
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Trust Headquarters
East Surrey Hospital

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