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Specialty-Specific CESR Guidance

CESR stands for Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration. Doctors who haven’t completed a GMC-approved programme to obtain their CCT, but can evidence that their specialist training, qualifications and experience are equivalent to what is acceptable for CCT in the UK, can apply to join the GMC Specialist Register via the CESR pathway.

CESR is speciality specific. We’ve created this article to help you find specific guidance in your speciality.

Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board

Acute Medicine
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
General (Internal) Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology
Nuclear Medicine
Paediatric Cardiology
Palliative Medicine
Renal Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Royal College of Pathologists

Chemical Pathology
Diagnostic Neuropathology
Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology
Medical Microbiology

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
General Psychiatry
Old Age Psychiatry
Psychiatry of Learning Disability

Royal College of Radiologists

Clinical Oncology
Clinical Radiology

Joint Committee on Surgical Training

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Royal College of General Practitioners 

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Academic or Research Medicine

If there is no CCT speciality which closely matches yours on this page, then please use the CESR general guidance here.

If you’re interested in working in the UK and would like to discuss the positions available in your specialty, and how we can assist you, please contact our team.