30 Aug 2021
The Medical Board of Australia has made further changes for 2021 interns directly affected by COVID-19.
In June 2021 the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) reviewed requirements for 2021 interns who had their rotations interrupted due to COVID-19 related leave for illness or to isolate. The changes allowed for reduced time in core terms and reduced total time.
With recent COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns in a number of states and territories causing workforce pressures, the Board has made further changes for 2021 interns directly affected by COVID-19.
The Board expects that interns will complete the core terms and 47 weeks accredited service unless they:
For 2021 interns the requirements are:
The intern will need to provide details of when the leave was taken and explain the reasons.
The Board may request confirmation from the employing health service that the redeployment was the result of COVID-19.
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.