Core Medical Training in Aster is a unique new partnership in India between the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Colleges of Physicians in the UK and Aster Medcity in Kerala. Physician training of young graduate doctors will be delivered to the same standard as in the UK , undertaking the same curriculum and assessments. Aster Medcity with JRCPTB (Joined Royal College Of Physician Training Board, UK) will deliver CMT for the first time in India. Aster Medcity will be the second in the world after Iceland to deliver CMT outside UK. There is undoubtedly a need for physicians with the ability to investigate, treat and diagnose patients with acute and chronic medical symptoms, with the provision of high quality review skills for inpatients and outpatients fulfilling the requirement of specialist-led continuity of care. This curriculum will provide physicians with these skills. In Aster Medcity the CMT programme is for 3 years as trainees enter the programme after internship. The trainees have to complete the full CMT programme including work place based assessments and their MRCP(UK) examinations during this period. The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) - PACES examination is held in Aster Medcity and other sites in India. The MRCP(UK) PACES exam is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training (ST3) in UK.. Trainees must have passed the Part 1 written examination within the last 7 years before taking PACES. The exam sets rigorous standards to ensure that trainees are competent across a range of skills and ready to provide a high standard of care to patients. In PACES, candidates are assessed on their ability to carry out essential clinical skills.

Trainees are required to register (enroll) for specialist training with the JRCPTB at the start of their CMT training programme. In order to do this the co-ordinator in India is granted administrative rights to the ePorfolio.

Admission Procedure

Application has to be submitted on line.

Application opens on : 1st February, 2017.

Interview : 7th March, 2017

Final Selection Declaration : 10th March, 2017.

Eligibility for the CMT programme

  • Candidates must hold an MBBS degree from one of the recognized National or International Medical Institutions which are listed by the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • Candidates must have completed the mandatory internship and after that have acquired permanent registration from Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC).
  • Candidates who are still completing their internship may apply but only if it ends by 31st March. There is no relaxation on this clause. Candidates will indicate their MCI registration status and provide their right to work in India.
  • Students will be ranked for interview according to their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test( Postgraduate)score 2017. All interested students should make sure that they appear for the NEET 2017 (advertised in all leading National papers).


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