Specialist Registration

There are three routes that a pharmaceutical physician can take to gain entry on to the GMC specialist register for pharmaceutical medicine:

Route 1 – Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training

A pharmaceutical physician will be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) by the GMC and gain entry on to the specialist register for pharmaceutical medicine after completing the Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training  programme and after the GMC receives a recommendation from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) that they are eligible for the CCT.

Route 2 – Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme)

If a pharmaceutical physician is interested in undertaking Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST), but completed overseas clinical training or partially completed approved UK clinical training, they could still be eligible to enrol on to the PMST programme, but they would follow the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme) route – the CESR(CP).

The CESR(CP) trainee follows the same programme of training as a CCT trainee and will gain entry on to the specialist register on satisfactory completion of the PMST programme.

Route 3 – CESR application

For pharmaceutical physicians who have not completed the PMST programme, but who may have gained the same level of skills and knowledge as a pharmaceutical physician who has, they could consider following the ‘equivalence route’ and send a CESR application to the GMC.