Most likely, you have seen the series “The Interns”. Even if you haven’t watched any of its episodes, the advertisement at least informed you that such a series will be or is already in progress, depending on the TV channel.
Cogat test is the name “interns” based on?
As you have noticed, in this film we are talking about medics. This gives a minimum idea that this concept is applicable only in this circle. The reason they are called “interns” is because those who undergo an internship get that name.
What is an internship?
The word internship comes from the Latin “internus”, which means “internal”). It is a form of education that begins after studying at a university. The purpose of this education is to improve theoretical knowledge, as well as to get more practice for graduates of medical universities. After the internship, graduates become the most independent in their profession and are ready to start working as specialists in their field.
Is internship compulsory for postgraduate graduates?
Yes, although there are some exceptions. These exceptions include those who enter a postgraduate or residency program after graduation. In this case, an internship is not obligatory for them.
How long does such training last and how does it take?
As a rule, such education lasts for one year (vacation is also taken into account). The very training is conducted on a day hospital. There is no extramural passing.
The optimum variant of training passing in an internship is continuous process after training in higher education institution. However, even if for some reason such training was not conducted at once, the Russian Federation provides that the health authority, located at the place of residence of the student sent him for training.
Education itself is based on an employment contract concluded between a graduate of the institution and the municipal service. In order for a graduate to enter into such a contract, he must obtain from the rector of his university a diploma of doctor and an extract from the order in which he will be sent for internship training.
Studying at an internship involves continuous tests of knowledge and skills in the program of study. At the end of the year of different kinds of verbs study there is a final assessment.
If this final assessment is successful, the intern receives a specialist certificate of his level and a certificate stating that the person graduated from the internship.
If this final certification is not successful, the intern will still receive a certificate of completion of the internship, but not a certificate. He or she will still have the right to take the final exam again.
According to the new bill on medical education from 2017 in Russia to enter an internship will be impossible (that is, it is canceled).