Internships 2017 - A Win for Advocacy


All Domestic Graduates Offered an Internship for 2017

The AMSS, FMSS and AMSA have been campaigning for more than 2 years on the issue of Internship placements in South Australia and the projected shortage of places relevant to graduate numbers.  

As of last week SAMET indicated that ALL domestic South Australian graduates have been offered an Internship position in 2017, with 93% receiving their first preference!  This is a significant win for the AMSS, AMSA and student advocacy.  The AMSS acknowledges and thanks all those, both past and present, who have been involved in these campaigns.  

Recent conversations with key stakeholders indicate that positions will be increased again in 2018. However, there is no guarantee that this will meet the increase in graduate numbers and discussion continues on the issue.

Whilst this does not necessarily extend to international students, the allocation process is ongoing and more offers will be made as positions become availabe.  Furthermore efforts still continue to ensure that internships are offered to all medical graduates and this remains the positions statement of AMSA and the AMSS. Earlier in the year, after campaigns from AMSA the Federal Government committed to funding for Commonwealth Medical Internships for another 4 year, providing an extra 100 positions a year for international students.  This equates to $40 million of funding over 4 years and is a significant win for AMSA and student advocacy.

The AMSS continues to advocate on local student issues and on external issues in conjunction with AMSA.  If you have any questions or would like to be involved in student advocacy get in touch via vpe@amss.org.au