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Intermediate Training Program
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Internship Program

Internship training is a period of supervised clinical practice pursued by graduates of Medical and Dental programs to consolidate the knowledge gained during their study in APS – Intermediate or Advanced.

How to enroll in Internship Program

Required Documents

  • Recent photo
  • Passport copy
  • UAE residency visa (if available)
  • Emirate ID (if available)
  • Family book for UAE nationals
  • For foreign applicant of Emirati mothers, please upload copy of mother passport, mother EID, mother family book, your birth certificate
  • For wife of a UAE national, please upload copy of family book with your name listed, husband passport, husband EID, copy of the marriage certificate.
  • Graduation Certificate (less than 2 years old for non UAE nationals and less than 10 years old for UAE nationals)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • No objection letter from the current employer or sponsor (mandatory if experience is available).
  • Proof that your degree was taught in English or academic IELTS with 6 score and above or TOEFL with 79 score and above or OET with score C and above (international applicants)
  • Note: Further documents may be required based on DOH review

Special Conditions

  • Additional criteria will be determined on an annual basis and made available to all applicants.
  • Graduation Certificate (less than 2 years old for non UAE nationals and less than 10 years old for UAE nationals).
    Note: If the final certificate is not available, letter from the university with expected graduation before July of the current year.
  • Transcript with clear GPA or percentage (record of marks attained for each year of medical school)
    • UAE national: no minimum GPA or percentage
    • UAE graduate: minimum GPA 2.5 or percentage of 75%
    • International applicants: GPA 3.2 or percentage of 85%
    Note: If the final transcript is not available, we accept current transcripts.
  • Proof that your degree was taught in English or Academic IELTS with a score of 6 and above or TOEFL with a score of 79 and above or OET with a score of C and above (International Applicants).
  • Should not be in discontinuity of practice, for more information please refer to page 13 in the PQR.
  • All medical graduates seeking internship/ residency/ fellowship training in Abu Dhabi must do so through the MEAD program.
    No applicants enrolled if they did not pass and go through the MEAD process.
  • Applicants who decline posts during the scramble/post-match process or are not offered posts (in the case of total occupancy of unmatched positions by higher scoring UAE nationals) will remain unmatched.
  • Approved MEAD applicants, successfully matched to MEAD are not allowed to decline the offered seat. On the other hand, upon providing proper justifications and after DoH approval, UAE nationals have two attempts to resubmit future applications and non-UAE nationals have one attempt.
  • Applicants will have to agree to and sign the new Declaration Form upon submission.
  • To be matched into a program, you must interview at that program.
    Remember: The more interview sites/teaching facilities you select, the more chances for you to be matched.
  • All applicants will be required to indicate if they are currently employed/sponsored by Zayed Military Hospital, The Police, or any other organization and will have to attach an official No Objection Letter from the HR department of their current sponsor, stating they have no objection to the applicant joining the Internship/Residency/Fellowship Training Program-MEAD.
  • In addition to the third part clearance staff data clearance form, please note the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi takes no responsibility for applications with incomplete or erroneous information. These applications will be automatically withdrawn from the MEAD process.

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Last updated: 21 May 2024

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