It’s time for a national internship application process
Doug Roche, Vice President (External) Australian Medical Students’ Association calls for a national internship application process in line with the AMAs own policy in this area.
“Right now, final year medical students are receiving offers of internship from hospitals around the country. For each student, this follows a long process from considering which hospitals to preference, to preparing applications, and finally submitting them. However, with a shortage of internship positions, it’s uncertain as to whether many students, particularly international students, will even get to the point of receiving an offer.”
The AMA supports AMSAs calls for a national internship application process. The AMA position statement on National intern allocation 2011 establishes the key principles upon which a national system would be based. We recommend a single entry and exit point for all medical intern applications while continuing to use local systems to prioritise applications and perform job matching.