How to get internship placement as a medical graduate
As a medical graduate who have completed the necessary courses in the field in an accredited university and course of learning, to secure internship placement in Nigeria hospital is not an easy task that one has to just take it like that, you have to fight for it, for some people, its just grace they got it on their first interview, for others, its war even after the tenth interview and exams, they have not secured internship placement anywhere.
in my last posts i stipulated the effects of low internships placements on medical graduates
Here are few points you need to know about this internship placement,
First is that very few hospitals gives internship placement on merit, which means the chances of securing internship in a Nigeria hospital is limited if you are depending basically on merit.
Secondly, hospitals who gives on merit most times pays less and takes less candidates for the internship program which toughens the struggle of internship in Nigeria hospitals.
Lastly, you should know that most hospitals that takes alot of internship students always gives slot to their staff in the hospitals who in turn sells it off to interested buyers or family or friends.
Now here are few guidelines on how to secure internship placement easily after school.
◦ Make up your mind to get internship and go for it, even if you don’t know anybody, start meeting people, ask questions, until you meet a reliable helper who can help you secure it.
◦ Save money that you will use to settle agents that will give you placement, some slots are made available by the hospital staff who needs money in exchange for the slot or chance of internship.
◦ Borrow money and pay to secure internship, if possible sell property to secure your internship and move on with your educational and vocational career. Not traveling all states going for interviews when you can easily secure one with two major moves.
◦ Last but the most important; is meeting the right source, we all know we have fraudsters who imbibe in fraudulent activity in different institutions, so one has to be very careful on who he or she is paying to or better still exchange some valuable in place of cash payment, because many people have been scammed, when i say many, many people have been scammed in this struggle for internship and its not funny!
With this few points, please endeavor to do the right things to secure your internship placement and move on with your life and career. Thanks so much for reading, you can share if you don’t mind or drop a comment in the comment section!