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Medical Internship is a transitional period for newly graduated doctors with rotations in different specialties. Recently, there has been evaluation and modification of traditional internship toward advancement by introducing innovative methods of adult learning by creating competency-based curricula. Our students are expected to achieve learning outcomes independently by being active learners and demonstrating a variety of learning styles. In order to be a competent physician, students should be exposed to a wide range of medical career options and develop a variety of professional skills considered essential for working in health care. Different components of professionalism, clinical governance, and patient safety have made the health care system more complex. Therefore, the Framework for Medical Intern's Competencies (FMIC) adopts tools to implement professionalism, communication skills, principles of clinical governance, and innovative methods of adult learning.

After completing Phases II and III, all students must complete a year-long supervised medical internship (MI) at a hospital before they are eligible to graduate. This period commences after the student has completed all the graduation requirements. A medical intern will receive the graduation certificate after successfully completing the internship period. Recently, MI has evolved from a traditional to innovative curriculum which facilitates the interns’ future career development. Medical Interns are expected to be active learners and achieve learning outcomes by demonstrating a variety of learning styles. They will also have the opportunity for practice-based learning with opportunities for feedback and reflection.

Framework for Medical Intern’s Competencies

The Framework for Medical Interns’ Competencies (FMIC) is a curriculum that outlines the knowledge, skills and attitude that an intern requires in order to deliver safe patient care. FMIC provides the intern with an educational template which identifies the core competencies.

FMIC will assist medical education providers and clinical supervisors to provide medical interns a structured and planned program of education. It also enables the medical interns to assess their learning and training needs and plan for professional development activities.

FMIC is built around the domains of:

  • Clinical Management: by applying medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes in the provision of patient-centered care.
  • Medical Practice: by participating in a healthcare system effectively, commitment toward the well-being of individual patients, communities, and populations and demonstrating a lifelong interest in reflective learning with appropriate application of medical knowledge.
  • Professionalism: by applying ethical practice, profession led regulation, and high personal standards of behavior.
  • Communication Skills: by facilitating effective doctor-patient relationship and achieving optimal patient care by effective work within a healthcare team.