Rules and Regulations

 

1. Starting of internship:

·  There are three specific dates for the beginning of the internship:

 The first of July, November and March

2. Traning Inside Qassim:

•   It should be done in the training hospital that’s approved by internship committee.

•   You must submit your request one month before starting of rotation, otherwise you will be directing by the internship unit.

•   You must spend at least 50% (6 months) of the internship training inside Qassim region in anyone of the training hospital that’s approved by internship committee

3. Training outside Qassim:

•   It should be done in the training hospital that’s approved by internship committee.

•   You must submit your request tow months before starting of rotation.

•   Following the final approval from the hospital is the responsibility of the interns and should be bring one month before starting of the rotation, otherwise you will be directing by the internship unit to one of the hospitals in the region.

•   In case of change of rotation after you bring the final approval you should bring an official letter from the hospital one month before starting of rotation.

4. Training outside the Kingdom:

•   You must submit your request four months before starting of rotation.

•   You must submit a letter to the internship committee include the name of the hospital, department, date, total cost and attached the letter of offer.

•   Following the request for financial compensation is the responsibility of the interns and the college is not responsible for any compensation or payments.

•   Following the final approval from the hospital is the responsibility of the interns and should be bring it tow month before starting of the rotation.

•   You must bring an official evaluation of college after completion of the training period.

5. Duties of Interns:

•       Each department should specify the duties of the intern during training and provide him/her with a booklet and a log book listing those duties. The intern should record all of his/her clinical activities during the entire period of the shift in the department concerned.

•       The intern must perform duties in accordance with the hospital working hours where he/she is practicing. On-calls should not be less than 7 and not more 10 within one month.

•       During on-calls, the intern shall perform the preliminary examination of patients (except in emergency cases where a resident should be attending), take history, do the clinical examination, records his/her findings, provisional diagnosis and treatment plan. The treatment plan shall only be implemented following the approval of a member of the medical team in the department. The intern shall follow up the implementation of the treatment plan, the requested investigations, any developments in patient's condition and discusses them with a member of the team caring for those patients. All of these issues must be documented in patient's file.

•       The day following an on-call is considered a regular working day.

•       Interns must attend and participate in morning rounds and shall follow and present 4 to 5 cases to the treating team. He/she shall write down the treatment plan, follow up of the investigations requested and any developments in patient's condition. All under the direct supervision of the consultant in charge or one of his deputy specialists.

•       The intern shall participate in the scientific activities of the department/unit and be encouraged to present some of these activities utilizing transparencies, slides and computer data shows. Under supervision, he should also be encouraged to participate in the departmental research activities.

 6.Evaluation:

•       The intern is evaluated on the basis of his/her punctuality, professional capabilities, scientific knowledge and his/her relations with patients, students, colleagues, seniors and the nursing staff.

•       At the end of each rotation, a report shall be presented to him from each department/unit showing his/her points of weaknesses and strengths of performance and be advised ways of improvement. This report shall be strictly handed over to the secretary of Intern’s Committee. It should not be handed over to the intern to forward it to the secretary.

•       The consultant in charge of the team shall do the evaluation according to the evaluation form (Appendix I), and may consult with the team regarding their views in the process of evaluation. The evaluator must specify the deserved marks as follow:  

 

Below 60%

Unsatisfactory (Fail)

60% - 69%

Satisfactory (Pass)

70% - 79%

Good

80% - 89%

Very good

90% and above

Excellent

There should be a complete and a detailed explanation for those scoring below 60% and for those scoring 90% and above. The supervisor shall not endorse these evaluations without the required detailed explanation and signed by the evaluating team.

 

7. Holidays:

•       The duration of the emergency leave is 12 days; intern may be allowed for 4 days each rotation.

•       If additional days are needed, the intern should then work for the duration of his/her off-days in the discipline concerned.

8. Delay in Starting of the Training:

•       The intern will not be allowed to start training after 6 months from date his/her graduation requirements were fulfilled.

•       If the duration of delay exceeded 6 months and no longer than one year, he/she shall be re-examined in clinical medicine and surgery. If fails, he/she shall be re-examined after a month, and during that period he/she is advised to come to the hospital on regular basis to prepare for the second examination, and will not allowed to start internship before passing the examination.

•       If the duration of his delay is more than one year, he/she shall be re-examined in clinical medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology. If fails, he/she shall be re-examined one month later and be advised to come to hospital on regular basis to prepare for the second examination, and will not allowed starting before passing the examination.

9. Halting of Training:

•       If, for acceptable reasons, the training is halted for a period no longer than 6 months, he/she shall continue training and the duration of halt shall be rewarded at the end of the internship period.

•       If, for acceptable reasons, the period of halt exceeded 6 months, but less than one year, he/she shall repeat the whole internship period.

•       If the period exceeds one year, Applied to the right as stated in Delay in Starting of the Training