25 Jun 2021
The Board has introduced flexibility for 2021 interns who have had their rotations interrupted because of COVID-19.
This includes a small number of interns who started their intern year in November or December of 2020.
The Board expects that interns will complete 47 weeks accredited service and will complete the full time in each core rotation, unless they have taken genuine COVID-19 related leave. The flexibility is only available to interns who have been unable to work as a direct result of COVID-19, such as a requirement to isolate or due to COVID-19 related illness.
For 2021 interns (including those who commenced in November-December 2020) the requirements are:
The intern will need to explain the reasons for the shortfall when the period of supervised practice has been less than 47 weeks, but at least 40.
For the purpose of granting general registration at the end of the intern year, the Board will continue to accept a report from the Director of Medical Services, Director of Training or another person authorised to sign off intern reports which confirms that each intern has performed satisfactorily during the intern year.
There are different arrangements in place for 2020 interns, including those who commenced their internship in a mid-year intake in 2020. These can be found in the Board’s March 2020 COVID-19 announcement.