Internship Program


ANNOUNCEMENT

Current as of 02/11/2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have made a temporary clinical exam scoring provision which applies until further notice. Candidates with IFOM CSE or USMLE Step 2 CK scores slightly below our usual minimums may submit applications, as follows:

Examination Name

Temporary Scoring Provision

USMLE Step 2 CK

156

IFOM CSE

490 / 55


Please note that admission priority will be given to those candidates with scores meeting the usual minimums.

  • In light of global disruptions to clinical and English language proficiency exams caused by the COVID-19 situation, the closing date for the current intake has been extended to 14 December 2020.

  • For candidates resident in Qatar, who had been awaiting the IFOM exam, a provision for testing in Qatar has been determined. Those who are eligible for this provision have been contacted directly by the testing authority (NBME). Please do not contact HMC regarding your individual testing situation.

  • We continue to encourage applicants with pending English language proficiency exams to consider available at home options (for example, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition). If you have sat for the IELTS Indicator, please contact us prior to submitting an application.

Hamad Medical Corporation Internship Program


The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Internship Program is a thirteen block (one-year), hands-on training program for new medical school graduates, to provide exposure to several major medical specialties. Intended as a bridge between medical school and residency training, the program entails four mandatory rotations (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology) and two elective rotations. 

Upon successful completion, candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion of Internship. 

The program has two intakes per year, January and July. The application intake will remain open year round with selected candidates assigned to begin their program according to their application submission date, as below. 

Application Submission Period

Selected Candidates Notified

Program Start Date

 16 May - 15 November

By 1 December

1 January

16  November - 15 May

By 1 June

1 July

 

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible to apply for our Internship program, applicants must meet all of the following requirements: 

  1. Graduated within the past three years from a medical school listed on the register of the World Directory of Medical Schools (https://www.wdoms.org/. Final year medical students are eligible to apply provided they will graduate prior to the expected internship joining date.
  2. Hold Qatari citizenship or a valid Qatar residency permit (first degree family sponsorship only).
  3. Met the minimum listed score in any one of the following required clinical examinations:

Authority

Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score

USMLE

Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)

165

IFOM

Clinical Science Exam (CSE)

Prior scoring format: 510

New scoring format: 58

  1. Met the minimum listed score in any one of the following required English language proficiency examinations:

Authority

Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score

TOEFL

PBT / PBT Revised

Prior scoring format: 550

Revised scoring format: 60

IBT (professional level)

80

IELTS

Academic Level

6.5

 

How to Apply

Please click here for application procedures

Contact Us:

All queries should be addressed to internship@hamad.qa.

This email address is monitored Sunday through Thursday, 7am to 3pm (Qatar time) and queries are dealt with in the order in which they are received. We endeavor to reply within two to three business days; however, response time may lengthen during peak periods.

Please do not resend your query multiple times as it may result in a delay in replying to you.

Personal visits (by the applicant or family members), phone calls, and emails to individual staff members are discouraged.