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Recruitment of medical interns underway

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 13th August 2019 09:51 AM

Interns were cautioned against sending their applications to the health ministry headquarters

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Interns were cautioned against sending their applications to the health ministry headquarters

The health ministry has started the process of admitting students eligible for medical internship for the year 2019/20.

The early recruitment according to Dr Charles Olaro, the director general of health services, is to ensure quality and smooth management of the internship training program.

This year’s internship is expected to commence on October 1.

A statement released by the ministry on Monday cautioned interns against sending their applications to the health ministry headquarters.

“All prospective medical interns are required to apply for temporary registration to their respective professional councils by the end of August 26,” the statement reads.

Subsequently, all professional councils/boards shall be required to compile the names and submit registered candidates to the internship committee by August 30.

The ministry is mandated to deploy medical interns to available training centres according to the capacity of the training centres and availability of trainers.

“I, therefore, wish to inform potential medical interns and professional councils/boards to expedite the above process to enable commencement of internship 2019/20 by October 1,” Olaro said.

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