Evidence of your internship or experience

An internship is formal training and experience after you've completed your primary medical qualification.

If you have completed an internship

You must have completed at least 12 months' continuous medical practice in an approved training post in a public hospital. You must have done this either immediately before or after you graduated.

Your internship must have included:

  • at least three months in medicine and three months in surgery, which lasted between 12 and 18 months,
  • at least six months in medicine and six months in surgery, which lasted for 18 months or longer.

What do I need to provide? 

You'll need to provide a certificate or letter of completion from your institution, which gives details of the dates and specialties of your rotations.

If you completed an internship in the UK, you’ll need to read our guidance for moving from provisional registration to full registration. 

If you haven’t completed an internship

If you didn't complete an internship, we will accept evidence that you practised for two years continuously after you graduated.

We will check that your experience:

  • was undertaken in a public hospital that meets the standards for regulation within its jurisdiction and has established supervision, safety and governance systems in place.
  • includes at least three months of practising medicine, continuously and without interruption.
  • includes at least least three months practising surgery, continuously and without interruption.
  • was completed under supervision 

What do I need to provide?

You'll need to give us a letter from the hospital on letter headed paper, which gives details of the dates and specialties of your practice.