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one of the forms of postgraduate apprenticeship and specialization, completing the training of medical graduates; internship lasts one or more years and is undergone at the larger, multipurpose clinics and hospitals. It is organized in the principal clinical specialties or in a particular field of specialization. The internship system has been adopted in most countries. In some countries there is a residency system as well for physicians desiring special preparation for a given field.

In the USSR, internship (for physicians graduated from internal and pediatric departments, in the form of one-year specialization in the principal clinical specialties, depending on the practical requirements of public health) was introduced experimentally in 1967 in the First Moscow, First Leningrad, Kishinev, and Kharkov Medical Institutes and later in all medical institutes and departments in the country. The transition to this form of preparation of physicians will be completed in 1973. Graduates of medical institutes enter internship after receiving their diplomas and taking the Soviet physicians’ oath. The graduate intern is presented a certificate conferring the status of specialist physician.


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Earlier, BZU focal person for internship programme, Prof Imtiaz Warriach briefed the secretary about it.
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The extent to which the internship's duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning.
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Team of Pursue Asia tries to get a well-designed internship program and assists the interns with facilities like accommodation and transportation through which an unpaid internship will turn out to be a good career move.
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To comply with Glatt, employers should, among other things: (1) schedule internships to accommodate interns' academic schedule, preferably permitting interns to work after class hours, on weekends, or during vacations; (2) limit the duration of internships to the time needed to impart specifically identifiable educational or training benefits to interns; (3) liaise formally or informally with interns' schools or instructors and document how the internship compliments the interns' academic program, preferably resulting in the intern receiving academic credit for the internship; and (4) assign individual mentors/supervisors to each intern to ensure that the intern receives some structured instruction and is not relegated only to performing menial tasks.
This study aimed (i) to describe the characteristics of those who applied to an Ontario-based post-degree internship programs and were initially successful and (ii) to make a comparison between internship applicants who were successful and not successful on the first application attempt.
Have students develop goals or contribution statements for their internship.
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