17 Dec 2021
The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has decided the revised requirements for interns directly affected by COVID-19 will continue for 2022 interns.
In 2020 and 2021, the Board revised requirements for interns who had their rotations interrupted due to COVID-19 related leave or because of redeployment.
Acknowledging that COVID-19 outbreaks are likely to continue to cause workforce pressures in 2022, the Board has continued the 2021 changes for 2022 interns directly affected by COVID-19.
The Board expects that interns will complete the core terms and 47 weeks accredited service unless they:
For 2022 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.