The one-year Internship Program was established in 2006 and is accredited by the Department of Health. Upon completion of the program, the candidate will receive a completion letter and can then apply for further residency training. There are a total of thirteen four-week blocks. At least 28 weeks of each intern’s curriculum will be provided by a discipline that offers fundamental clinical skills, namely: internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery and emergency medicine.

Additional rotations should be a minimum of 4 weeks in duration to ensure reasonable continuity of education and patient care.

Several educational activities are offered as part of the Internship Program to support the interns’ growth and help them develop a variety of competencies in preparation for residency training. The program allows interns to rotate across all hospital departments, learning from the most experienced faculty members from various subspecialties who support them in their residency program selection. The program learning environment supports autonomy and encourages research. Completion of a Bachelor of Medicine is required to join the program.

Purpose of the internship year

The purpose of the internship is to provide a well-balanced graduate medical education program focusing on multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate the choice of a specific specialty.

Upon completion of your internship year, you will:

  • Improve and apply your skills in taking patient history, conducting physical exams, interpreting clinical data, and accurately writing medical records
  • Develop competence in reaching a diagnosis and providing appropriate therapy
  • Refine and learn new skills needed to perform many medical procedures and
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their relatives, your peers and other health care professionals

Program competencies

The training program requires interns to obtain competence in the six areas listed below to be up to the level expected of a new practitioner. Programs must define the specific knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes required in addition to providing educational experiences as needed for them to demonstrate the following:

  • Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g., epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and applying this knowledge to patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence and improvements in patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchanges and collaborations with patients, their families and other health care professionals
  • Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
  • Systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context and system of health care as well as the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

Content of the Program

Core Rotations
Specialty # Blocks Total # Weeks
Internal Medicine 2-3 blocks There must be 9 blocks of core rotations for a total of
36 weeks
General Surgery 2-3 blocks
Pediatrics 2 blocks
ED 2 blocks
Specialty #Blocks Total # Weeks
Obstetrics / Gynecology 1 blocks There must to be 3 blocks of additional rotations for a total of 12 weeks
Family medicine 1 blocks
Psychiatry 1 blocks
Elective 1 blocks There must to be 1 blocks of additional rotations for a total of 4 weeks

To apply for this program please proceed to DoH website DOH | Home and submit your application through Tanseeq.

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