Internal Medicine Training (IMT)

IMT Program Recruitment

Candidates must hold an MBBS degree from one  of the recognized National or International Medical Institutions which are listed as per Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.Candidates must have completed the mandatory internship and after that have acquired permanent registration from the Medical Council of India (MCI) / NMC
or State Medical Council (SMC)

Candidates will indicate their MCI registration status and provide their right to work in India.

Selection of candidates for the IMT program is based on the interview.

The Structure of the Interview

1. Portfolio station

In this station the candidate’s application will be reviewed and all documents will be verified.   Marks for the other achievements will be awarded at this station.

2. Clinical scenario station

The candidate will be given a clinical scenario and will be asked questions related to this scenario.

3. Ethical and communication scenario station

This station deals the ethical issues and assess the communication skills of the candidates in a given scenario.

The candidates will have 5 minutes between each station and 10 minutes inside.  In those 5 minutes before the clinical and ethical stations (Station 2 & 3), candidate will have a Cue card to read that will cover the scenario candidate will face inside.  The entire process should take 45 minutes.

There will be two clinical interviewers who will assess different areas of your skills, knowledge,  and experience. So overall, the candidates will be assessed and scored by six different interviewers.

The maximum score available is 60 marks.

  • Portfolio station – 20 marks
  1. Additional PG qualification / MRCP (Part- I) / NEET Qlfn – 5 Marks
  2. National Prizes, Distinction, Scholarship etc – 5 Marks
  3. Presentations or Poster at National and International / regional meetings – 5 Marks
  4. Publications – PubMed, Pear reviewed, first author , co-author or others –   5 Marks
  • Clinical Scenario Station – 20 Marks
  1. Clinical discussion – diagnosis and differential diagnosis – 5 + 5 Marks (Two interviewers)
  2. Management – Investigation and treatment – 5 + 5 Marks
  • Ethical and Communication skill station – 20 marks
  1. Discussion of ethical issues – 5 + 5 Marks
  2. Communication skills – 5 + 5 Marks

All the candidates should attend the counseling session where the candidates suitability and commitment to the IMT program will be assessed.

Final selected candidates and waiting list will be announced in the website.

The fees should be paid at the time of admission through online account transfer. 

Fees structure

INR 15 Lakhs + GST (18%) per year  


Lump sum payment (3 years together) with 5% discount.

Above fee excludes annual exam fee and e-portfolio membership fee


Monthly stipend of INR 50,000/- will be paid to the candidate throughout the course period of three years

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The trainees have to undergo work place based assessments, Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) and MRCP –UK examinations  during the IMT program.

Part  1

Part I is the first component of a sequence of assessment intended to match the progression of trainees undertaking the IMT programme.

The purpose of Part I is to test the knowledge and understanding of common and important disorders as well as clinical science.  

About the exam

One day exam

Two three hour papers

100 multiple choice (best of five papers) paper

No images

Sat in exam hall or online

Part 2 

The exam will test your ability to apply clinical understanding make clinical judgment and take responsibility for

            Prioritising diagnostic or problem lists

Planning investigation

Selecting a plan for immediate management

Selecting a plan for long term management

Assessing prognosis

About the exam :

Two papers taken as one day

Paper last three hours

100 multiple choice questions (best of five ) per paper

Questions include imaging

Sat on a exam hall


The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills – PACES) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training (ST3).

About the exam

There are five clinical stations where there are either patients with a given condition, or trained stand-ins (surrogates). At each station, there are two independent examiners who will observe and evaluate the candidates’ performance.

  • half-day examination
  • takes place in a clinical setting (hospital or clinical skills centre)
  • assesses seven core skills
  • five stations (see carousel diagram)
  • eight patient encounters

  • Candidates must have passed the Part 1 written exam within the last 7 years before taking PACES.
  • Candidates can appear all parts of MRCP UK including PACES in different centers in India including KIMS HEALTH Trivandrum.
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