Internship Program


Current as of 07/02/2021

Please note the following changes to the eligibility criteria for our internship programs:

  • The temporary clinical scoring exam provision has been discontinued. Candidates must now meet the following revised IFOM CSE or USMLE Step 2 CK scores:

Examination Name

Prior Score

New Minimum Score Required





510 / 58

520 / 60

  • All candidates (with the exception of those exempted) must be provide a passing English proficiency exam score at the time of application. We will no longer accept applications with pending scores or confirmation of an exam appointment only.

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 ( 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:


Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score


Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)



Clinical Science Exam (CSE)

Prior scoring format: 520

New scoring format: 60

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


Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score


PBT / PBT Revised

Prior scoring format: 550

Revised scoring format: 60

IBT (professional level)



Academic Level



How to Apply

Please click here for application procedures

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