Medical Internship training-challenges and possible solutions

Meenal Kulkarni


Internship is a period of transition from a student to a doctor. The intern is expected to practice medicine and acquire skills under the supervision of consultants so that he/she is capable of functioning independently. Most of the students do not take internship period seriously but would rather study for PG entrance examination.PG entrance examination is a major distraction in learning basic skills during internship. The possible solutions are rescheduling PG exam before start of internship, conducting exit exam before giving completion, strict monitoring and supervision of internship programme and involvement of interns in various academic activities like CME, discussions, research projects etc.

Keywords: Internship, Transition, Challenges, Solutions.

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